Topics: Hygiene / Pages: 2 (327 words) / Published: Feb 17th, 2013
Personal hygiene entails bathing regularly, keeping your hair clean, trimming fingernails and toenails, brushing your teeth and using deodorant. Personal hygiene can enhance your self-confidence and improve your chances of success in many areas of your life. A lack of it can have certain social and health ramifications. Psychological problems can often spur bad hygiene practices.
Your personal hygiene can affect other people. People who do not wash their hands, for example, can pass infections or viruses on to other people. Personal hygiene is crucial for people who work with the public, such as restaurant workers, nurses and dentists. Restaurant (100)workers who do not wash their hands properly can spread a number of diseases and cause outbreaks of foodborne illnesses.
People who are not properly groomed run the risk of being shunned or even ridiculed. Children with bad hygiene habits may get picked on. Problems such as body odor may also cause a person to lack confidence around members of the opposite sex. A person who is properly groomed and bathes regularly is more likely to exude confidence. She will also typically have more friends and be more successful on the job and in her relationships.
A lack of personal(200) hygiene can cause many health problems. People who do not bathe regularly are more susceptible to fungus infections such as jock itch, athlete's feet or toenail fungus infections. A lack of oral hygiene can cause fungus infections such as oral thrush. Those who fail to wash their hands regularly are more prone to getting viruses or bacterial infections from others. Bed bugs are a common problem when good hygiene and regular cleaning are lacking.
Many times a lack of personal hygiene is caused by depression, a job loss or the death of a loved one. Depressed or grieving individuals sometimes(300) forgo regular bathing or grooming. Other times, depression can be hormonal or physiological, which can also bring about similar bad hygiene

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