This is 3.6 minute read and it’s about Health.
No no no….I am not telling that kind of hair-raising tale.
My tale is really related to true hair.
The patient should be made to understand that he or she must take charge of his/her own life.Don’t take your body to the doctor as if he were the repair shop. ‘Quntin Regestein’
All of us know that the persons well-being and health depends on our personal hygiene.
But then most of us are not aware of many aspects of personal hygiene,Most of us are not even aware of the dirtiest parts of the human body.
The areas of human body which requires good hygiene
Starting from head to toe
1.Scalp.2.Eyelashes.3.Ears.4..Mouth5.Tongue.6.Nasal cavity .7.Armpits 8.Belly button.9.Anus. 10.Groin folds & creases.12.Hands.13.Underneath part of foreskin of penis.14.Vagina 15.feet.16.Breast folds.
Though some of us are aware the importance of hygiene of all these areas,there is another part of the body,which is totally forgotten.
This is back of the body along with the Butt crack ( Ass crack ),medically known as Inter gluteal Cleft or Natal Cleft.
Butt crack is nothing but the groove between buttocks.
Why Hygiene of Butt crack important ?
This area is prone to a condition medically known as Pilonidal Sinus,a small hole or tunnel in the skin.
But crack being a pit,naturally source of collection of dirt, and it is in the form of hairs,favouring the germs multiplication.
How hair can accumulate ?
Hairs start accumulates mainly in the form of shred hairs.These hairs broken off by the friction against clothing.On sitting the buttocks takes the weight of the body and improper posture & sedentary life style results in shredding of the hairs.The accumulated hair invade the skin and cause a small lump initially.
What are the predisposing causes ?
With increase amount of time people spend in sitting,bad designs of chairs,obesity,drivers sitting for long hours and driving the vehicle,,hairy bodies etc predisposes to this condition.
Earlier this condition was more common among jeep riders, was nick named ‘Jeep Bottom ‘
From where do the shredded hairs come from ?
1.The back of the body ( hairy body ),2. buttocks. 3.Use of toilet paper contributing to the hair entangled in fecal matter being swept into the cleft,by to & fro movements.
Ok. What happens now ?
In growth of Of shredded hairs into the skin causing a small lump initially,which starts discharging foul-smelling fluid along with severe pain and one may find difficult to even sit..Of course I am not going further into the details.
How to prevent ?
1.Wash the area(pit)with soap & water daily.2.Reduce the pressure and be gently while washing this area,this is to prevent further shredding of hair.3.If you have a sedentary life style,try to walk in between.4.If you are obese nothing like reducing the weight.5. wear loose cloths.6.Use the properly designed chairs.and & 7.Most importantly remove the unwanted hair.
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