Must-know bathroom intel
It used to be that only the rear of the babies were cleaned with wet wipes. But in recent years, the popularity of similar products for adults has increased; are part of $ 1.4 billion and growing category of “personal wipes” of hygiene products, according to a report from market research. You’ve seen them on the shelves of pharmacies, and maybe even use them. But while the top adult wipes are clearly good for business, we were curious: Are your health benefits to use them instead of toilet paper?
Basically, no. “There is no medical benefit to clean with baby wipes for adults instead of toilet paper,” says Holly Phillips, MD, a specialist in women’s health in the city of New York and medical contributor to CBS News. “It comes down to what makes you feel clean and fresh.” However, note that some wipes can be pre-moistened with aloe, vitamin E, alcohol and other knight or harmless additives sounds that could actually irritate sensitive skin and leave your bum stinging and inflamed. “Be careful when you go to a brand unscented, no drugs, no chemicals to clean,” says Phillips.
More important than what is cleaned (remember, even the toilet paper was invented in the 19th century, people used newspapers, clay, leaves, and even ears of corn, which could not have felt good) is the way to clean. You’ve heard a million times to do it from front to back to prevent germs in the stool to get near her urethra and cause urinary tract infection, but still the smart advice, says Phillips. You also want to end firmly but do not press or rub hard, which can lead to minor abrasions on his anal area. And do not go to the bathroom until thoroughly clean off if you can avoid it. Leaving behind a little poop can lead to itching and irritation not to mention a surprise in her thong.
Finally, although the adult wipes are supposed to be disposable, officials sewage and waste can say that is not true, and wipes are clogging pipes and sewers, causing extensive damage. “Just throw it in the garbage disposal or diapers,” says Phillips.