Consider again if you often exchange or lend clothes or lipstick with friends. Exchanging personal items with other people turns out to be at risk of transmitting many diseases that we may not even experience the symptoms.
A study found an astonishing fact that a number of tester or makeup samples provided to be tested in large stores turned out to contain E. coli, Staphylococcus, and Streptococcus bacteria. Bacteria such as E. coli which cause digestive disorders generally move from the hands of people who do not wash their hands after removing water, then touch the sample. This situation is also very likely to occur in makeup and other items that are used interchangeably. Here are those things.
You need to know that bacteria are always on every surface of our body’s skin. Although not dangerous, these bacteria can sometimes cause infection. Underwear can even contain germs from feces and fungi from genital infections. The danger is that these germs can stay on the fabric for a long time. If the clothes are not washed properly, the germs can also spread to other clothes that are washed together. This is why clothing, especially underwear, needs to be replaced every day and is recommended not to be lent to others. Certain clothes, such as tracksuits and clothes used for cooking, must be washed as soon as they are worn.
Towels that are used by more than one person can increase the risk of exchanging germs among people who use the towel. Always bring your own towel every time you travel or exercise.
Toothbrushes that are used together by more than one person at risk of increasing transmission of hepatitis C due to the possibility of exposure to blood containing hepatitis C virus. If you forget to bring a toothbrush while staying, try to buy a new one rather than borrow someone else’s property.
The skin that peels off and then bleeds is a risk that might occur when someone shaves the hair, hair, or beard. That is why shavers run the risk of containing blood which can then spread certain diseases, such as hepatitis C, if used interchangeably with other people.
Walking barefoot in a public bathroom can pose a risk of nail fungus. Likewise, using a nail cutter alternately with other people who are exposed to the fungus first. These fungi generally breed in moist and warm environments, and can attack the nails, toenails, and skin around the nails. In a family, it is recommended for each family member to have their own nail cutter.
Ringworm on the scalp and lice is a disorder that is often experienced by children around the age of 3-11 years. Ringworm can leave a round rash of redness or hair loss. While fleas can breed quickly and itchy scalp. These ringworm and lice can easily spread and spread through combs which are used interchangeably. Likewise with the use of helmets and hats that are used by more than one person.
Infection of the outer ear canal can be caused by the use of headphones that are not clean. If not treated promptly, this infection can expand and result in the worst risk, such as hearing loss. Therefore, in addition to thoroughly cleaning the earphones regularly, it is important not to exchange these items with others to reduce the risk of spread of infection.
Eye infections, such as conjunctivitis, can spread easily through makeup tools that are used interchangeably. Even simple-looking habits, such as borrowing and using a friend’s lip gloss, can increase the risk of contracting herpes labialis. This disease caused by the herpes simplex virus can cause bubbles to blister in the mouth.
Therefore, it is recommended to minimize or avoid the use of makeup tester. Especially those used on the eyes, such as mascara and lipstick on the lips. If you often use professional beauty services, ask if they use disposable makeup tools or always wash their makeup after dressing one person.
If it is difficult not to share makeup, at least broom with alcohol and throw away the top layer, for example on lipstick that someone else is using to reduce risk. For eye pencil, look before reuse.
Basically, it is advisable to avoid exchanging personal items that involve direct contact with skin and mucosa (such as the mouth and eyes), including bar soap and drinking glasses or bottles. Conversely, if your item already has loaned to friends, try washing thoroughly with warm water to kill germs that may exist.