WHY USING TOILET PAPER TO CLEAN YOURSELF UP MAY BE BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH
They are a must have in the restroom, without question. right?
It turns out we may be advised not to use toilet paper at all. In fact, some experts are flat out suggesting we don’t because it is unhygienic and bad for our health.
Toilet paper can actually leave traces of poo behind so it’s not a very effective way of cleaning yourself.
Those traces of poos can also lead to health woes like anal fissures and painful Urinary tract infections especially for women.
So what’s the Alternative i hear you ask? Some may say water. Which is probably correct, but in areas like the office or a public location where nature happens to call that is not a feasible option.
Doctor Rose Budge says we should baby wipes to clean our behinds. They have the right amount of dampness to ensure all traces of feacal matter are removed.
“I find it rather baffling that millions of people are walking around with dirty anuses while thinking they are clean,” they are not! she says
“Toilet paper moves s***, but it doesn’t remove it 100%. You wouldn’t shower with a dry towel; why do you think that dry toilet paper cleans you?”
Not only are wipes environmentally more friendly, but they clean our bums better and reduce our risk of nasty problems down there.
It can be useful with patients who suffer with haemorrhoids since toilet paper can be quite irritating,” he said.
“Haemorrhoids can be further aggravated due to the friction of toilet paper on affected area, so wipes offer a less harsh alternative.”
Haemorrhoids, also known as Piles are swellings of enlarged blood vessels inside and around your bottom.
In most cases they don’t cause any symptoms, but they can cause bleeding after doing a poo, itching, mucus or discharge after going to the toilet or soreness and swelling.
Another potential side effect of leaving poo behind after your wipe is Urinary tract Infection
Anyone who has ever had one will tell you how painful it is. So if you can adopt the wipes alternative, or if you are at home splurge on with water in the bathroom but be sure you don’t leave any debris behind.