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Knock, knock Jean Hygiene!
What is hygiene? part of physical health that involves the practice of keeping clean promotes or preserves health
Hygiene is derived from the Greek word hygies, meaning healthy Hygies = healthy
Why does hygiene matter? greater impact than vaccines Infectious diseases are the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States today. (First in the developing world.) Ex: SARS, H1N1
80% of common infections are spread through the environment. Name some factors that in the environment that might be involved. Why does hygiene matter?
What does good hygiene include? Washing and Grooming of: Hairfaceskinteeth Earshandsnailsfeet
What are Possible Outcomes of Poor Hygiene? bad breath cavities body odor rashes lice athlete’s foot flu colds
activity The Sneeze Germs: the Lift skin bacteria
How Clean is Your Cell Phone? news clip
Hands: Proper washing Wash 15 to 20 seconds (sing happy birthday song 2x) Use warm water and soap Scrub between fingers and under nails
When to wash hands? Before preparing or eating a meal After using the restrooms When they are dirty
How Do You Prevent Spreading Germs? Stay home when you are sick Cough into the crook of your elbow Wash hands frequently Use tissue paper
To Smell or Not to Smell One school of thought is to cover over human stench The other school of thought is never use deodorants or colognes
(Sweat itself is odorless until bacteria grow in it.) Bacteria are the cause of odor. Body Odor: Where Does Smell Come From?
Why 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.
Minimize the Odor: Wash Shower daily Use a mild soap Focus on face (especially fingernails), hands, feet, underarms, private areas.
Covering Odor Deodorant 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.
Minimize the Odor: Change Your Clothes Wear clean clothes each day Change undergarments and socks each day Cotton fabric absorbs more sweat
Maintaining Good Oral Health Brush and floss teeth 2 times a day Avoid sugary, and acidic drinks or food (soda, candies)
What Causes Tooth Decay? Bacteria live on sugars in the mouth acids are created when sugars are digested acids cause tooth decay The bacteria can be shared if you share drinks and food
What is Athlete’s Foot? a fungus growing in moist areas between your toes or parts of your foot causes itching, stinging and burning.
How to Prevent Athlete’s Foot Dry between toes, wear cotton socks Air out shoes (rotate shoes) & feet Choose well ventilated shoes (stay away from shoes with plastic liners) Don’t share shoes
Face It Acne 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
What makes acne worse? Oil-based makeup, suntan oil, hair gels and spray. Squeezing or picking at blemishes Hard scrubbing of the skin
Hair 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 barrettes Do not share combs, brushes, or towels
Head lice Head lice survive less than 1-2 days if they fall off a person and cannot feed Disinfect combs and brushes used by an infested person by soaking them in hot water (at least 130°F) for 5-10 minutes
Make Hygiene part of your daily routine to stay healthy