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1 Personal Hygiene quiz 1. Would you let a dog lick your face? 2. Would you use someone else’s towel after they used it?3. Do you always wash your hands after using the rest room?4. How often do you wash your sheets?5. Would you use a public toilet without lining it first?6. Would you be comfortable wearing the same underwear twice without laundering them?7. Would you use your mate's toothbrush?8. You drop a cookie on the sidewalk. Do you pick it up and eat it?9. Do you urinate in the shower?10. Would you drink from someone else’s glass or cup?
2 TeethBrush teeth twice a day and rinse well after every meal. Brushing before going to bed is important. (Especially recommended for people with a sweet tooth). For normal teeth this is adequate.While brushing, pay attention to the fact that you are getting rid of the food particles stuck in between the teeth and in the crevices of the flatter teeth at the back, the molars and pre molars. Brush down on the upper teeth and brush up on the lower teeth. Use a circular motion. Pay attention to the tongue and the inner surface of teeth as well.The brush should have resilient bristles. It should be rinsed well and left to dry after use. There are no perfect toothpastes or powders. Use one without harsh abrasives or strong antiseptics.
3 Halitosis Halitosis (Bad Breath) We all have bad breath at one time or another and for many reasons, including:Improper hygieneDietGum diseaseSmokingSome medicationsControlling Bad BreathSome bad breath problems are simple hygiene problems.Try these tips:Brush and floss regularlySchedule regular dental check-upsUse a tongue scraperDrink plenty of waterUse breath mintsUse mouthwashWhen To Consult A Doctor About Bad BreathHalitosis could be an indicator of a more serious internal problem such as:DiabetesLiver diseaseKidney diseaseBronchial infection
4 HandsHands The world around us swarms with micro-organisms. Some bacteria are found on our bodies. In countries where food is eaten and prepared with bare hands extra attention has to be paid to the cleanliness of hands. Besides, a permanent layer of dust or grime reduces the sensitivity of the hands.Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water before and after every meal and after visiting the toilet. Soaping and rinsing should cover the areas between fingers, nails and back of the hand. Hands should be dried with a clean towel after wash. The towel at the wash stand has to be washed and changed everyday.While cooking, especially when packing lunches, you can prevent food from spoilage and minimise contamination by keeping your hands clean. While handling food avoid scratching, or touching the ears, nose, mouth or other body orifices. If you need to use a handkerchief or tissue, wash your hands after that. Keep your nails short.Nail Polish users should see that it does not chip off into the food.
5 NailsNails For horny, largely vestigial growths at the tips of your fingers, they are pretty important. For reasons of hygiene and for the multi million dollar cosmetic industry.It takes five months for nails to replace themselves. Grow nails only if you can keep them clean. (Sridhar Chillal has clawed himself into the Guinness Book of World records with nails on each finger of his left hand measuring about 3½ feet. With nails like that the hand must be pretty useless). Short nails make less trouble. Clip nails short, along their shape. Don't cut them so close that it pinches the skin.A healthy body ensures healthy nails. Brittle or discoloured nails show up deficiencies or disease conditions.Do not keep your nails painted continuously. It causes the keratin, of which nails are made, to split. Pamper your hands and nails once every three weeks with a manicure. This requires soaking your hands in warm water for ten minutes, massaging of hands, thorough cleaning and shaping of nails. Choose your manicure kit with care. In some kits, the instruments are crudely made and they will do more harm than good.
7 FeetFeet Give your feet a good scrub with a sponge, pumice stone or foot scrubber that is not made of very abrasive material when having a bath. Dry after bath between toes. Keep toenails clipped.In many Indian households it is mandatory to wash feet as you enter the house. This is fine, but make sure that your skin does not become dry due to washing too often.Those who use shoes constantly need to slip them off now and then. This airs the socks a bit and makes them less smelly. Wear cotton socks. Wear a clean pair everyday. Powder your feet before wearing socks. Many people have sweaty feet, and socks and shoes can get quite smelly. If possible do not wear the same pair of shoes every day. Keep at least one more pair and use it alternatively. Go for a pedicure once in three weeks.Give importance to wearing comfort in the choice of footwear. For those who go barefoot indoors, door mats must be cleaned or changed frequently. Extra foot care is required for diabetics.
11 Body Odor Controlling Body Odor Some of us are "cursed" with bigger and more active apocrine glands than others. And some of us simply aren't as successful as others in getting rid of the bacteria on our skin. Try these tips:Bathe at least once daily with an antibacterial soap such as Safeguard or Dial. If the problem doesn't soon clear up, you might try a prescription soap such as pHisoHex. Some folks recommend using benzoyl peroxide or an antibacterial ointment. There should be no problem with short term use of such remedies except perhaps some drying of the skin. BUT, as with all medications, be sure to read and follow all instructions BEFORE USE. Get the problem cleared up, then go back to the plain old Safeguard brand or Dial brand soap.Use a deodorant with aluminium or zinc. Either of these metals should kill odor-causing bacteria. Extremely heavy sweaters should use an antiperspirant/deodorant containing aluminium chloride.Launder clothing more often. No matter how busy we get, that trip to the cleaners is a must. Wash clothes at home using an odor-fighting detergent such as Tide.Freshen up in the bathroom with a towelette as many times as necessary during the day. You might also apply some hydrogen peroxide or some witch hazel on the most offending areas of the body.Avoid the regular consumption of spicy or sharp-smelling foods. The odor comes through the pores.Different bodily odors could indicate specific internal problems:A beer smell could indicate a yeast conditionThe smell of nail polish remover could indicate diabetesAn ammonia smell might be an indication of liver disease
12 Flatulence Flatulence (Excessive Gas) We each have an average of 14 occurrences of flatulence per day. For an excessive amountof daily flatulence, there can be many reasons. Some are:Lactose intolerance, Certain foods, Swallowing too much air, Overgrowth of bacteria in the colonControlling FlatulenceControlling ordinary flatulence is basically a matter of watching how we eat and what we eat.Try these tips:Monitor the intake of high-fiber foods such as cabbage, corn, and beans to determine which may be causing a problem. Substitute the problem food for other high-fibre foods such as branFor beans, use Beano (found at most grocers). Pour a few drops on beans before eating. Or use Beano tablets -- take a couple prior to eating bean dishesAnother option for bean lovers is to soak beans overnight along with a couple of tablespoons of vinegar. In the morning, pour off the old liquid, rinse beans, and pour on fresh water for cooking.Eat slowly and chew food longer. Swallowed air is a common cause of flatulence. And the more that food is chewed the more it is broken down for the digestive systemOther Gas-Causing FoodsDietetic foods, Sugarfree candy and gum, Soft drinks, Whole grains and branExcessive flatulence may be a symptom of a serious health problem such as:Appendicitis, Gallstones, Stomach ulcer, Irritable bowel syndrome