Doctor’s warning: Stop using toilet paper

We are still in the middle of the pandemic, the situation doesn’t seem to slow down. Stay safe my fellow Americans, try to follow social distancing as much as possible, wash your hands during the day, and most importantly, stop hoarding toilet paper.

Yes, you might be one of many, many Americans who make that mistake. Not only does it puts everyone else at risk. Doctors think it’s not healthy to use it at all.

Plain, dry toilet paper can leave fecal residue behind, irritating the anus, reports The Mirror.

Experts warn against the use of plain toilet paper, the site reports. This now artificially scarce product doesn’t do a good enough job removing all fecal residue after pooping, they claim.

Excessive wiping can create problems

Besides, the development of the way we clean after pooping has not progressed at all.

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Countries such as Japan and Greece use bidets extensively, and this makes hygiene there better – which directly affected their infection curve for the COVID-19. In contrast with the current situation in The United States of America.

Doctors believe that excessive wiping with dry paper can cause health problems such as anal injuries, itching and even urinary tract infection. In the long run, it can also increase the risk of suffering from hemorrhoids, wrote The Mirror.

doctors say use a bidet

While it may sound absurd, celebrities such as Will Smith and Terrence Howard have openly advocated the use of bidets. Smith has even called the experience “special and incredible”.

Doctors say stop using toilet paper

According to Vice, 90 percent of households in Japan, Argentina and Greece, have a bidet – but finding one in an America is nearly impossible. The question now is whether one should consider investing in one. According to experts, the answer is a hard yes as it properly cleans your butt. Not only will you have to hunt around your city for toilet paper. The time, health and money saved from it will give you back your investment with dividends.

Rose George, who wrote the book The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters, tells Tonic that toilet paper doesn’t remove stool residues well enough.

“I find it rather baffling that millions of people are walking around with dirty anuses while thinking they are clean. Toilet paper moves shit, but it doesn’t remove it. You wouldn’t shower with a dry towel; why do you think that dry toilet paper cleans you?”

So stop hoarding toilet paper, or using it altogether, and invest in a bidet instead – at least it seems to be the best route during these dark times! Now press that share button to spread this important information around!