9 Dirtiest Body Parts That We Never Thought Were Dirty

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What will you answer if asked what is the dirtiest part of your body? Your answer might be: the anus.

Most people consider their anus as the dirtiest part of their body due to its contact with faecal matter. But it has been discovered by scientists at Harvard school of dental medicine that there are more than 615 different kinds of bacteria messing up your mouth, tongue and other parts making them very dirty.

SO LET’S HAVE A LOOK AT THESE PARTS & LEARN MORE:

1. MOUTH

This might come as a shock to you, but your mouth is the dirtiest part of your body. According to research carried out by scientists at Harvard school of dental medicine, the mouth is proven to house up to 600 different types of bacteria . So we hope you got the point and that from now you’ll clean your mouth properly.

2. ARMPITS

Your armpit is the home of more than 80,000 bacteria and that’s why it stinks. Deodorants and perfumes can mask the bad smell, but they cannot eliminate those germs; it’s your job to clean your armpits daily with a good antibacterial soap.

3. EARS

Wax provides lubrication to the ear canal and protects your ears from various bacteria, insects and water. However, due to this ear wax your ears are also one of the dirtiest parts of your body. Not cleaning them regularly can lead to fungal infections. Ears have a self-cleansing ability, but you still have to maintain proper hygiene of their outer parts.

4. TONGUE

Along with your mouth, the tongue also houses many bacteria that are sticking to it. The tongue actually changes its colour due to bacteria. Therefore, every time you clean your mouth you shouldn’t forget to clean your tongue with a tongue cleaner as well.

5. FINGER NAILS

If you love long nails, you should know that the skin under your nails harbors the most bacteria found on the human hands, some of them being the deadliest bacteria that could lead even to death if not cleaned properly. That is why it is always suggested to clean your hands and nails before eating and making food. These bacteria could be very harmful so beware.

6. HEAD

Itching in your head is not only caused by dandruff itself unless it got mixed with bacteria, which makes your head another very dirty body part. Wash your hair on regular basis to avoid these bacteria eating your scalp.

7. BELLY BUTTON

Yes, your belly button is also a part of the list of dirtiest body parts. It might seem clean to you, but it could serve as a den for bacteria. Not cleaning your navel can form naval stone in your belly button, which could later take form of tumour. That is why it is necessary to clean it properly every time you bath.

8. BOTTOM

There’s no need to discuss more about this body part, as we all know that many bacteria reside in dirty places – and your bottom is one of them. Therefore, if not cleaned properly, your anus could also be one of the dirtiest body parts.

9. NASAL CAVITY

It is a part of your face and you might not have noticed any dirt in your nose, but still it is surrounded by many negligible bacteria. That is why it is strongly recommended to pay more attention to cleaning this part properly.

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