Question by  thewindrose (642)

What is the history of personal hygiene?

I need to learn more about personal hygiene.


Answer by  Tracipoo (1329)

I think it was somewhere around the mid to late 1800s. Ignaz Semmelweis, in 1847, figured out that hand washing before medical procedures was a good idea. With the advent of electricity and flushing toilets, it was uphill from there.


Answer by  Manda (1103)

In the past, only the wealthy had access to personal toiletries. Only in the last century or so, the average man could afford these products.


Answer by  jap (65)

Personal hygiene is very important to all persons. because anyone had not caring about personal hygiene it causes many diseases. one of them is dandruff, another is if you are wearing wet clothes it causes fungus in your skin. if one does not clean your teeth daily it causes tooth decay like wise nail problems and may stomach diseases.


Answer by  nairjula (559)

Ever since the dawn of civilization, mankind have been cleaning and washing themselves whenever they felt dirty. But, as mankind evolved and civilizations came into existence, realisation dawned that cleanliness and hygiene are a daily necessity to ward off diseases and illness and also herald purity of mind, hence all religions preach bathing before praying.

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