Bathing should be an activity that must be done everyday to cleanse the body, but some people are lazy to take a bath. How long does the body tolerate those who do not take a bath?
How Long a Person May Not Take a Bath?
Things that come to mind when someone does not take a bath are dirty, smelly and kept away from the social environment such as family members or friends. To take a bath is one of the activities needed to clean the impurities in the body.
There are several reasons why people rarely take a bath such as the amount of water available (which is not sufficient) like usually happen in the desert, the availability of facilities for bathing, especially in areas with limited access to health facilities, jobs that drain time, a bad habit and cold winter where people tend to
lazy to take a bath.
How long a person may not take a bath is a relative condition, depending on the activity and also the condition of his/ her health. But most people can survive for 5-7 days without bathing, although the time may be less or last longer than the period.
This is because if someone does not take a shower too long, the dirt on the skin will be thicker and inhibit perspiration and also allows bacteria and microorganisms multiply in the skin.
Ideally if someone has a sticky and itchy feeling in their body skin, it can be a sign that it is time for them to take a bath. If this is ignored, it can lead to skin diseases like scabies or itching which causes rashes on the skin.
However, this condition may be more severe than just itches, moreover if microorganisms called staphylococcus attack our body. It can be fatal, especially if these microorganisms reach the bloodstream. Although this is very rare.
So even though the body can accept the condition if people do not bathe, do not take a bath for a long time can cause harm to the health of his/ her body. Instead there are some benefits if we are diligent to take a bath. Especially if you have body odor problems, and it is even advised to wash frequently.