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Personal hygiene

Keeping yourself, or someone you are caring for, clean is essential for good health. Poor hygiene can cause skin complaints and infections, and be a source of discomfort and low self-esteem.

How to maintain daily hygiene

To maintain daily personal hygiene, you should make sure:

  • your hands are washed after you've used the toilet
  • your genitals and anal area are washed every day
  • your face is washed daily
  • you're fully bathed or showered at least twice a week
  • your teeth are brushed twice a day.

For further information refer to NHS Choices Personal hygiene for cared-for people

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