A lot of people consider that the dirtiest body part is the anus because it comes in daily contact with feces. However, according to a scientist from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, it’s not the only dirtiest body part. Let’s take a look at the other body parts which breed bacteria:
The underarms-believe it or not, this part of the body collects more than 80,000 bacteria. This is the reason why an unpleasant odor starts spreading when you don’t apply a deodorant or antiperspirant.
The ears- the wax in the ears lubricates the ear canal and protects it from bacteria, water, and insects. However, when not regularly and properly cleansed, the ears can develop fungal infections.
The fingernails-the skin under the nails contains the deadliest bacteria. When not cleaned adequately, these bacteria may cause all kinds of health problems.
The head-different kind of bacteria can be present in the hair, making the head one of the dirtiest body parts. In order to avoid health problems, you need to wash your hair on a regular basis to suppress the spreading of microbes.
The belly button-this body part is the perfect environment for bacteria. When you don’t clean your navel when you shower, the bacteria may lead to naval stone which could later develop in some kind of tumor.
The anus-since this body part is in constant contact with feces and bacteria, it needs to be properly washed with water after defecation to prevent the spread of microbes.
The nose-in order to prevent accumulation of bacteria, you need to cleanse your nose on a regular basis.
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