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Wearing Pajamas For Too Long Can Cause Skin Infections

Date:2021-02-06 click:0
How often do you wash your favorite pajamas when you're used to sleeping in two pieces or tight underwear?
A new poll has found that the average man wears his pajamas for almost two weeks in a row before washing them, while women wear them for around 17 days.
Health experts warn that wearing pajamas for so long can lead to skin infections, cystitis and even MRSA infections.
Professor Sally Bloomfield, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, told Mail-Online: “Pajamas come in direct contact with the skin. In the human body, skin cells usually shed very quickly."

Pajamas are full of microbes. We have microbes on our skin and gut that don't normally harm us. But if they get into the wrong place, it can cause some problems.
Many of us carry staph bacteria, which can cause infections if they get into cuts and scrapes. We all carry E. coli bacteria in our guts, and most strains are harmless.
But if they get into the urinary tract, they will cause an infection like cystitis (a urinary tract infection, which can be treated by Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill ).
Also, some people carry MRSA, known as methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, and the disease is obviously very difficult to treat, especially if they are resistant to antibiotics.
The biggest reason for women not changing their pyjamas is that they take turns wearing them so that they forget how long they have worn them, with 54% saying so.
More than half (51%) said they don't need to wash their pyjamas regularly as they only wear them for a few hours almost every night.
While men blame their partners, with 73% saying their wives don't do the laundry and they just wear what is available. The vast majority (61%) also said they did not have a wide choice of pajamas.

Professor Bloomfield said people can infect each other with microbes that can get into the skin through cuts and abrasions on the body and cause infections.
People are also more likely to transfer microbes to other clothing after changing their pajamas. After you wash your pajamas with other clothes that are heavily contaminated with microbes, they will be transferred to other linen that is being washed. They can also be transferred to other people's clothing.
Generally, pajamas are recommended to be washed at least once a week. Washing will help you get rid of most microbes, but if your pajamas have been worn for two weeks, washing them won't remove all germs. Since microbes can mix with each other at will, these clothes can't really be cleaned. And they will be transferred to underwear and other clothing that touches the skin.
The study questioned 2,310 British couples aged between 18 and 30 about their pyjamas and washing habits. All of the participants had partners, but only 61% said they shared a bed with someone else every night.
While honeymooners may be able to impress each other with their pajamas. When those who share a bed were asked if it makes any difference to what they wear in bed, 84% said no difference.

While they may wear pajamas to bed, 19% said they wake up with fewer clothes on. 31% take off their socks while they sleep, while 14% take off their overcoats.

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