Hygiene of the Skin: When Is Clean Too Clean?

Elaine Larson, Columbia University School of Nursing, New York, New York, USA.

Disclosures

Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2001;7(2) 

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Conclusions

From the public health perspective, more frequent use of current hygiene practices may not necessarily be better (i.e., perhaps sometimes clean is "too clean"), and the same recommendations cannot be applied to all users or situations. Future investigation is likely to improve understanding of the interaction between skin physiology, microbiology, and ecology and the role of the skin in the transmission of infectious diseases.

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