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Sweat -- do I have to wash it off (besides for smell purposes)?

I've been looking for info on showering/bathing in relation to sweating and whether it's sanitary or not. I can only seem to find articles that basically say "yeah, you need to shower cause you'll smell" but can't find anything that confirms whether or not it's actually sanitary or not e.g. infections. What do ya'll think/know? [more inside]
posted by defmute on Apr 11, 2013 - 19 answers

I want to smell better

I have extremely poor hygiene. I smell bad, and I want to change. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2012 - 68 answers

Not having an immune system is frightening.

Household tips for the immunocompromised? [more inside]
posted by fancyoats on Jul 14, 2011 - 18 answers

My "No. 1" Question about Hygiene

Which is cleaner? Touch no surfaces and don't wash your hands during a public restroom visit or touch various surfaces and then wash your hands? [more inside]
posted by Any Moose In a Storm on Aug 24, 2010 - 38 answers

Sorry in advance.

Inspired by the wiping technique thread from earlier today - what is the proper, best way to wash one's ass in the shower? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 16, 2009 - 25 answers

How to petition boyfriend about bedding?

I could use some help figuring out how to phrase a request that my boyfriend give his bedding a spin in the laundry. We're pretty newly minted, and I understand the need for tact here, but I am blanking on the best way to say this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 18, 2009 - 52 answers

Not buying this "cats are clean" nonsense...

Are cats really as clean as everyone says? [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Nov 16, 2008 - 28 answers

Agua Non Potable

Many lavatories on trains have signs warning that the water in the sink is not safe to drink. If it's not clean enough to drink, am I really making my hands cleaner by washing with it?
posted by yankeefog on Sep 29, 2005 - 15 answers

My Fingernails Pick Up a Lot of Crud Really Quickly -- Why?

My fingernails are like magnets for dirt. Every day I have to clean out the crud that gets underneath them. While it isn't a hassle, how is it that a female with long nails is able to keep hers clean where I struggle to keep mine clean for more than 2 hours or so? Is there some fingernail gnome who just loves to keep my fingernails dirty? Is there an easy way for me to keep them clean for more than lets say half a day?
posted by thebwit on Jul 6, 2004 - 12 answers

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