It's not just those hard to reach places that get passed over when bathing, said Dr. Jen Caudle in an interview with Cheddar News. Following up on her recent viral TikTok post, the family physician listed the five body parts that often get neglected.
- Your belly button
- Behind your ears
- Underneath your fingernails
- Between your toes
- Your legs
What are the repercussions of not washing those areas?
"You can actually get infections in your belly button, whether it's fungal infections or bacterial infections," she said. "So there is a health component to making sure that we're staying clean in these particular areas."