Fairly used underwears

Dangers of Fairly Used Underwears


Nowadays, the cost of wearing quality clothes has pushed many into settling down for fairly used clothes. Okrika as it is generally called in Nigeria, has become a rampant phenomenon where no one can cast a stone for never using any second hand product before. If not clothes, it would be electronics, foot wears, home utensils, gadgets or even automobiles! Yes the list is endless.
Whether you give yourself the excuse of getting quality items or less expensive items when it is fairly used compared to its brand new stereotypes (which are generally perceived to be of lesser quality and also expensive)
Most people know the dangers that accompany using a second hand wear but decide to overlook it, while many are also in total darkness of the implications.
Nonetheless, medical studies have shown many risks this common habit of using second hand clothes might be posing. Although we might not get to notice them almost immediately we are infected and when we do, we tend to deceive ourselves by admitting we got some of these infections elsewhere.
Some people would say fairly use clothes are better than new because of its quality; forgetting that there are many body warts that are generally disposed in your clothes which can be hazardous. Not knowing the first user of the clothes you’re buying makes it more compounding which means, you are at risk of “generously” being a prey to every skin diseases, growth and disorders the first user of the clothes has.
Now, when you weigh the risks that come with wearing fairly used clothing, you will agree with me that wearing second hand underwear can pose greater threats. This is because most times, our under wears, especially for ladies are a ‘beautiful castle’ for many unknown diseases.
Do you also know that Hepatitis B, C, D and G can be transmitted through blood, sweat and Fluid of infected persons? The yeast fungi which is responsible for the disease can be passed on to a new user if adequate precautions are not taken before wearing them.
However, disinfecting fairly used clothes properly and ironing them as many times as possible before wearing can definitely reduce the risk BUT it is advisable not to buy or use fairly used under wears at all due to the stubbornness of the fungus that are involved, which many amount of ironing cannot totally kill.
The term ‘hepatitis’ simply means inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis may be caused by a virus or a toxin such as alcohol. Other viruses that can cause injury to liver cells include the hepatitis A and hepatitis C viruses. These viruses are not related to each other or to hepatitis B virus and differ in their structure, the ways they are spread among individuals, the severity of symptoms they can cause, the way they are treated, and the outcome of the infection.
symptoms of Hepatitis
Acute hepatitis B is the period of illness that occurs during the first one to four months after acquiring the virus. Only 30% to 50% of adults develop significant symptoms during acute infection. Early symptoms may be non-specific, including fever, a flu-like illness, and joint pains. Symptoms of acute hepatitis may include:
  • fatigue
  • loss of appetite,
  • nausea
  • jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), and
  • pain in the upper right abdomen (due to the inflamed liver).
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