14How Do You Prevent Spreading Germs? Stay home when you are sickCough into the crook of your elbowWash hands frequentlyUse tissue paper
15To Smell or Not to SmellOne school of thought is to cover over human stenchThe other school of thought is never use deodorants or colognes
16Body Odor: Where Does Smell Come From? (Sweat itself is odorlessuntil bacteria grow in it.)Bacteria are the cause of odor.
17Why do Teenagers Sweat More? When puberty hits, the sweat glands become more active and the chemical composition of the sweat changes, causing a stronger smell.
18Minimize the Odor: Wash Shower dailyUse a mild soapFocus on face (especially fingernails), hands, feet, underarms, private areas.
19Covering OdorDeodorant reduces the growth of bacteria and may contain perfume fragrances.Without any bacteria to feast on your sweat, no smell is produced.Most antiperspirant contains aluminum salts which plugs up sweat glands.
20Minimize the Odor: Change Your Clothes Wear clean clothes each dayChange undergarments and socks each dayCotton fabric absorbs more sweat
21Maintaining Good Oral Health Brush and floss teeth 2 times a dayAvoid sugary, and acidic drinks or food (soda, candies)
22What Causes Tooth Decay? Bacteria live on sugars in the mouthacids are created when sugars are digestedacids cause tooth decayThe bacteria can be sharedif you share drinks and food
23What is Athlete’s Foot?a fungus growing in moist areas between your toes or parts of your footcauses itching, stinging and burning.
24How to Prevent Athlete’s Foot Dry between toes, wear cotton socksAir out shoes (rotate shoes) & feetChoose well ventilated shoes (stay away from shoes with plastic liners)Don’t share shoes
25Face ItAcne is created when oil from the oil glands mix with the dead cells and plug up the hair follicles in the skin. It creates a “whitehead.” A “blackhead” is when the air touches the plug, the plug turns black
26What makes acne worse?Oil-based makeup, suntan oil, hair gels and spray.Squeezing or picking at blemishesHard scrubbing of the skin
27Hair and Head Lice Avoid head-to-head (hair-to-hair) contact Do not share clothing such as hats, scarves, coats, sports uniforms, hair ribbons, or barrettesDo not share combs, brushes, or towels
28Head liceHead lice survive less than 1-2 days if they fall off a person and cannot feedDisinfect combs and brushes used by an infested person by soaking them in hot water (at least 130°F) for 5-10 minutes
29Make Hygiene part of your daily routine to stay healthy