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Doctor issue warning on dangers of not changing your underwear daily

Rhianna Benson

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Doctor issue warning on dangers of not changing your underwear daily

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If you're prone to a queasy stomach, you might want to scroll away now...

That's because an astonishing new survey has revealed that NINE PERCENT of women admitted to not changing their knickers for up to a week.

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Yep, you read that right.

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I don't know what's more baffling - how infrequently these people swap their pants or the fact they admitted it!

According Currys, the study found that 81 percent of women asked - the large majority - thankfully change their underwear on a daily basis.

But as mentioned, a few confessed to waiting until they tend to live in theirs for as along as seven days before sticking them in the washing machine.

How often do you change your knickers? Credit: Getty/Jan Hakah Dahlstrom
How often do you change your knickers? Credit: Getty/Jan Hakah Dahlstrom
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When it comes to the men asked the same questions, only an (arguably not surprising) one in five lads claimed they tend to also wait a week before changing their undies.

And even more stomach-churning is the fact that a jaw-dropping five percent opt to wait until they've worn their kecks between TWO TO THREE WEEKS...

*Vomits profusely*

Anyway, the statistics have seemingly come as a shock to many medical professionals, some of whom have issued an urgent health warning in response.

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Dr Jen Caudle - who is also famed for sharing her health tips and tricks across social media - has emphasised the importance of changing your underwear everyday.

One doctor has warned against the health risks of not changing your underwear everyday. Credit: Getty/Maryna Terletska
One doctor has warned against the health risks of not changing your underwear everyday. Credit: Getty/Maryna Terletska

"I personally think you should change your underwear everyday," she told TikTok viewers.

"It's my personal preference as a human and also as a physician.

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"Also for health reasons, it's wise. Changing your underwear everyday helps potentially lower the risk of moisture being trapped in your genital area and developing bacterial yeast infections and stuff like that."

Dr Jen also said this practice can 'lower the risk of rashes and irritations' as well as of eczema and psoriasis.

She added that she's aware that a large percentage of the population opt not to change their underwear everyday.

Dr Jen posed the question to her viewers. Credit: TikTok/@drjencaudle
Dr Jen posed the question to her viewers. Credit: TikTok/@drjencaudle
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"I do think some of it may be cultural in terms of where you live, how you grow up, what country you grew up in, etc," Dr Jen explained.

"It could also be due to climate - if you live in a hot climate and sweating all the time vs not sweating. I think there are a number of factors."


And viewers of the video did not hold back when it came to their opinions on the matter.

"I'm shooketh this is a question", one admitted, before another penned: "WHY IS THIS EVEN A QUESTION??? Sometimes I change multiple times a day."

A third begged: "Do people not really change their panties everyday?"

Apparently not.

Topics: Health, Fashion

Rhianna Benson
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