Perhaps you’ve found yourself in a situation like this: You’re preparing for your weekly softball game, when you realize you forgot to swipe on some fresh deodorant before leaving the house. The thought of the impending seven innings immediately triggers your smelliest stress sweat, so you ask around if any of your pals on the team happen to have brought a stick with them.
Inevitably, someone rustles some out of their bag, but not before someone else throws a disgusted grimace your way. Let you rub your stinky pits on their personal deodorant?! That can’t be healthy — can it?
Here's some things you should never share if you don't want to have diseases.
Keep your lipstick tubes to yourself if your friend who wants a swipe has an obvious infection, like pinkeye or a cold sore. But the expert says that on a case-by-case basis, makeup may actually be safe to share. That’s because most cosmetics have a number of preservatives on the labels, which are designed to kill bacteria and other growths in products made with water, thereby cutting down on infections.
It probably goes without saying, but you should never share anything that could exchange blood. “Avoid sharing anything that might have contact with blood, even if there’s no apparent blood,” said by the experts. Since shaving can result in tiny nicks in the skin, viruses and bacteria left behind on razors can enter swiftly into the blood, according to “The Dr. Oz Show”, and blood-transmitted viruses like hepatitis B are “unbelievably transmissible”.
Think twice before re-using your friend's towel: According to the scientists, it's possible to spread infections ranging from pink eye to gonorrhea by sharing dirty towels (especially wet ones). So the next time you're staying at hotel with someone, make sure to remember which towel belonged to you.
4. Tanning bed
Recent studies have shown that frequent use of tanning beds will increase a person's risk of developing melanoma by 20 percent. And that statistic doubles for tanners under the age of 35. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. Although it accounts for less than five percent of skin cancers, it's responsible for 75 percent of skin cancer deaths. It is the second most common cancer for women under the age of 39 (breast cancer is number one) and, if left undetected, it can spread to other parts of the body very quickly.
Using frequent earphone seems to up the amount of bacteria in your ears, according to a 2008 study. That bacteria could spread to another’s ear if you share headphones, and could lead to ear infections. Avoid sharing — or at least wash ‘em first — which, by the way, you should probably do more frequently anyway! Even over-the-ear headphones could pass along lice.
Now, you understand all dangers of sharing things, dare you do that one more time?
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