By Laura D’Onofrio | 14 May 2018 00:40:46With your toilet and shower changing frequently, you may have noticed some stains, and the stains aren’t all the same.
And while it can sometimes feel like it’s raining all the time, a new study by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has found there’s nothing to worry about.
It found that if you were washing your bathroom regularly, you could avoid having to scrub and scrub again, because your bacteria is already there and won’t grow in the same places.
Dr Anna Brown from the University of Sydney’s Centre for Infection and Immunity and the study’s lead author said that the research showed we were not alone.
“You know, we think of a shower as an opportunity to get clean and tidy up your home, but that’s not the case,” Dr Brown said.
The research showed that regular cleaning, especially at home, helped to reduce the risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs) and STIs.”
And so that means there’s less risk of bacteria getting into your shower and you’re less likely to get those infections in the shower.”
The research showed that regular cleaning, especially at home, helped to reduce the risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs) and STIs.
Dr Brown said we should clean our toilets daily and regularly.
“We should always wash our hands with soap and water, we should always get the toilet bowl washed, we need to wash our clothes and our bedding regularly,” she said.
However, not all people who regularly used the toilet should be washing their toilets, because if they did, their bacteria might be at risk.
“It’s not like if you wash your toilet regularly, then you’re going to have a lower risk of infection,” Dr Smith said.
In the survey, 1,000 people were asked about their bathroom habits.
The results showed that people who washed their toilet frequently were more likely to have an STI than those who didn’t.
Dr Smith said there are three ways to keep your bacteria at bay, and that was to use a good hygiene product, take a shower, and wash your hands frequently.
“When you wash hands, you’re just removing the bacteria and the soap and the water, so if you don’t use a soap and a water, it doesn’t get any of the bacteria out of the soap,” Dr Harris said.
And if you use a detergent, Dr Harris added, that can wash out bacteria in your shower.
“What you need is a detergents that are very effective in removing the soap from the water,” she added.
While this study has found people should wash their toilets daily, it is recommended people should also wash their hands often to help prevent UTIs.