15 personal items that can not be divided

Dr. Whitney Bowe, a dermatologist from New York and Philip Tierno, professor of microbiology at New York University School of Medicine listed personal things that you should never share with anyone, your (and others') in the name of health.

1. bar soap

After each use, germs and bacteria from your skin live for a while on the surface soap Most of these microorganisms can be harmless to you, but to cause disease in other people. A bar of soap - not such a successful killer microbes (most of them are not antibacterial), such as alcohol-containing liquid.

Even worse, when a piece of soap floating in a small bath of water. The fluid allows bacteria, fungi and viruses propagate well.

Doctors have identified in this case, norovirus and Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) of the biggest risks, the bacterium that causes serious disorders.

However, experts agree that within the family to use the same piece of soap much more secure, because your body is already "acclimated" to the bacterial flora of each member families.

2. Towel

If the towel is unpleasant smells - means it is well multiplied bacteria, fungi and mold. Towels - a great environment for their development, especially if they are always hanging in a wet basement or, even worse, do not have time to dry out completely.

With towels you can pick up the bacteria that cause skin infections, acne and even conjunctivitis. Cloths can also be carriers of the same bacterium Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA). In addition, doctors are advised to wash towels after about 4 uses.

3. wisp

Given that the sponge often does not have time to dry out completely - this is a great environment for the breeding of the same bacteria as in the towel. So check out the washcloths - dry them, and do not share them with anyone.

4. Shaving accessories

"When you shave, the razor in the accumulated dead skin cells mixed with bacteria. Accordingly, the more people use the razor, the higher the risk of catching an infection. At the same time harmful bacteria from one person may not cause anything, and the other - to become the cause of the disease. In addition, shaving involves the possibility mikroporezy shaver can be carriers of diseases such as hepatitis or HIV, "- says Dr. Bowe.

5. Nail clippers

Nail clippers can carry fungal bacteria, so either treat them with alcohol after each use or use only their own personal.

6. Eyebrow Tweezers

If you are using tweezers only for pulling out the protruding hair - to take someone else's pretty safe forceps, the doctor says. But if you are going to, for example, to work hard with her face, for example, podkovyrivat ingrown hair, Tweezers instantly becomes a potential carrier of diseases transmissible through blood: The same hepatitis or HIV in their including. "This is a very rare, but it is a possible cause of the infection," - said Dr. Bowe. Ideally, the need to handle the tweezers in alcohol / alcohol before each use.

7. Any creams banks

"Every time someone puts their fingers in the cream, it leaves there the bacteria that can be passed to the next person who will use the cream. Among these bacteria could hypothetically be staphylococci and streptococci, which many carry on themselves without much harm, but they can be harmful to other people - to cause folliculitis (inflammation of the hair follicle) and pimples "- says Dr. Bowe.

8. trimmers

According to Dr. Bowe, if you do not disinfect the trimmer as it is required to do in the hairdressers, they can also serve as carriers of the bacteria that cause acne and folliculitis.

9. antiperspirants

Many deodorants kill odor-causing bacteria, and this type of deodorant enough protected. But some types of deodorants (especially those that write "organic") - simply mask the smell of the other, more pleasant and leave the bacteria the opportunity to multiply and be directly on the deodorant.

10. Lip balm

Dr. Bowe warns: "The lips - a plurality of closely spaced to the surface of blood vessels. And bacteria through cell membranes can be absorbed into the bloodstream. For example, the herpes virus can be picked up by someone else's lipstick - even if the person whose lip balm you use, there are no visible signs of the disease. "

11. Pumice / grater for heels

Such stones are full of dead cells and others may contain fungal pores and even bacteria papilloma virus, which can cause, e.g., warts. "By the way, these stones - the first reason for the spread of warts between family members," - says Dr. Bowe.

12. Toothbrushes

"Even if you washed your toothbrush after use to keep it bacteria multiply your microflora - for you, these bacteria harmless, but the other person can cause a variety of ailments - common cold, you can catch norovirus or strep "- says Professor Tierno.

13. earrings

Earrings can be carriers of diseases transmitted through blood: hepatitis and HIV among them. Therefore, in any case, before you use someone else's earrings - treat alcohol.

14. Slippers

"Slippers is also a very personal item that is easy to get on your fungus, but it is better not to test resistance of the organism to foreign fungi and bacteria. The risk is enhanced when the slippers are regularly in a moist environment. Slippers can serve as carriers of the fungus of the foot, as well as, for example, molluscum virus - it causes similar symptoms on the skin for acne "- says Dr. Bowe.

15. Headphones

Headphones are also suitable breeding ground for bacteria personal. "Scientific studies have shown that the headphones are a lot of bacteria from the ear and ear wax. They are becoming a lot more if you exercise in earphones - warm environment, the additional moisture contribute to the reproduction of the same staphylococci and streptococci, "- says Dr. Bowe.

By the way, so the aircraft issued disposable earphones. If we put on someone else's headphones is very necessary, treat them with an alcohol solution.

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Translation: Zozhnik

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