A Doctor Reveals 6 Hygiene Hazards to Avoid in the Bathroom

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, July 25, 2016

Rachael Ray Show

Aired July 25, 2016

When it comes to bathroom hygiene, you might have overlooked some hotspots. Dr. Ian Smith is breaking down six items that may not be as clean or effective as you might have thought.

No. 1: Toothbrush

Did you know that, according to Dr. Ian, when you flush your toilet, particles can spread three feet away? So that means if you keep your toothbrush within three feet of your toilet, you might want to move the toothbrush. And how you store it matters greatly, he adds.

No. 2: Tweezers

When was the last time you cleaned your tweezers? Dr. Ian Smith recommends you clean them either before or after each and every use!

No. 3: Nail Clippers

Dr. Ian Smith says that Athlete's Foot spores could be lurking on your nail clippers -- and he says the spores can live for months!

No. 4: Razor Blade

Dr. Ian Smith reveals how often he says you should be replacing your razor blade -- and what can happen if you don't do it on time!

No. 5: Medical Ointments

We all have ointments in our medicine cabinet -- but is that the best place to store them? And when should they be thrown out? Dr. Ian reveals all.

No. 6: Hydrogen Peroxide

Dr. Ian shares information that might be shocking to a lot of people: he says that a bottle of hydrogen peroxide only lasts for 1-6 months after opening, before it starts to break down. He shows you a simple test for checking to see if your bottle is still good.

Which one of these hygiene hazards surprised you the most? Share below.