What is special about military hygiene?

In the field, it is important to carefully protect your body from the interference of pathogenic microflora. As proven by the combat experience of developed countries, the number of casualties from non-combat actions is almost 2 times higher than the number of those killed on the battlefield. The reason for this is inadequate military hygiene. The chances of becoming incapacitated by a bullet hit are much lower than from non-combat injuries. And the first cause of high mortality is often poor military hygiene.

If this sounds strange, we would like to warn you that the most vulnerable is the genitourinary system, which requires daily washing with running warm water. Skin diseases are in second place. Next is the oral cavity. However, non-compliance with hand washing rules leads to intestinal problems. Of course, as advised by life hacks, fat, oils, and blood (but if there are no skin injuries) can be wiped off with earth, and then rinsed off with water. In this case, you can do without detergent. However, this approach is unacceptable if there are injuries on the body, before eating. You will need disinfectant wipes, sponges, and towels.

Experts advise to have a pack of antibacterial wet wipes and a dry shower for the military at the rate of one pack per day. No matter how trivial it may seem, constant treatment of the palms significantly protects against infectious diseases that spread quickly between people in case of at least one patient.

Military hygiene: what diseases can be caused by non-compliance

  1. Dysentery - the mucous membrane of the colon is affected. The body becomes heavily intoxicated by the bacteria, with significant weakness and severe diarrhea. Requires treatment in the infectious diseases department. The reason is unwashed hands.
  2. Mycosis of the foot is a fungal infection of the feet. It is most often found between the toes. It is very painful for a person to walk. The reason is non-compliance with the foot washing regimen.
  3. Pediculosis - occurs in crowded places and with rare head washing. The bite sites are very itchy and become a source of pustules.

In ordinary everyday life, these problems are not a nuisance, because by washing, treating the outer surfaces of body parts and organs with primitive antiseptics, we wash away pathogenic microflora, equalize the fat layer, and pH. This shows that following simple rules can save you from most diseases that can disable a person.

Proper military hygiene by body parts

Before eating, after using the restroom, contact with money, animals, you need to wash your hands with soap and water. If access to water and soap is limited, it is enough to wipe your palms with wet wipes to remove dirt, and then treat them with a disinfectant containing at least 60% alcohol. Spray-on products are suitable for this purpose; foamy gel-based sponges have an antibacterial effect, while not drying the skin or washing off the lipid film.

Women's military hygiene

Women often have issues with intimate care. It is more physically demanding in the field than for men, so experienced warriors advise using additional items.

  1. Use pads during menstruation. This is harmful to the environment, but frequent replacement of the product, no need for boiling water, and no washing have significant advantages. In everyday use, daily pads are also worth considering. Thanks to them, you can wash your underwear less often.
  2. Women recommend using cotton men's shorts, which remain comfortable in any position and always cover the waist.
  3. The bodice should be of a sporty cut so that it does not unbutton in difficult moments, can be put on quickly, and does not have additional sharp components.
  4. The process of toileting is very difficult when fully equipped. Therefore, it is recommended to do standing procedures, similar to men. To do this, you need to buy a small polymer bowl.

All of these issues are directly related to the health of women's organs, which quickly develop fungal or bacterial diseases without treatment with detergents. This leads to thrush, candidiasis, cystitis, and kidney inflammation.

Washing should be done with water and soap with a neutral pH. If you do not have access to warm, clean water, you should wipe daily with alcohol-free intimate hygiene wipes. It is allowed to wash with gel-impregnated sponges, which are sufficiently soaked in 50 g of water, treated with a towel and wiped off. This is a disposable item stored in vacuum packaging, with minimal weight and volume. The drug particles are neutralized on the skin very quickly. They do not cause allergies.

Hair care

At war, you should be comfortable, so long braids should be cut or braided into afro braids. It is important to keep your hair clean to avoid nits. For washing, use dry shampoos. If you have regular access to warm water, it is better to use regular shampoos that can be rinsed off with water.

Military hygiene is simple. It is enough to have a supply of disposable items that greatly facilitate use. First of all, a soldier must be a healthy person. Only in this state can he adequately fulfill his assignments and boldly march to victory. He will be saving the country, realizing that he has already saved himself from disease.