Moist areas of the body may host thousands of bacteria
Health experts reveal that areas of our body that are warm and tend to stay moist could be home to thousands of infection-causing bacteria.
According to the Daily Mail, an online news site in the United Kingdom, a group of researchers discovered that over 2,000 types of bacteria live in our belly button.
A practitioner of general occupational medicine, meanwhile, added that microbes could likewise thrive on the soles of the feet, anus and between the folds of the skin.
'"Dahil kulob s’ya at walang ventilation, nagkakaroon ng growth of bacteria at viruses,” Dr. Gerald Belandres said, explaining that bacterial infections such as boils or tender lumps may manifest as a result.
“Maaari rin ma-transfer ‘yung fungus sa iba’t-ibang parte ng katawan kaya puwede itong kumalat,” he added.
To reduce the number of germs on the skin and help prevent the transmission of infections, Belandres recommends handwashing and bathing using a soap with antibacterial properties.
“Maligo araw-araw at bigyang pansin talaga ‘yung mga germ hotspots. Dya’n talaga kasi nag-uumpisa ang infection….Gumamit ng antibacterial soap para makaiwas tayo sa mga certain diseases,” Belandres said.