Three common mistakes when washing with a sponge that cause ‘dangerous’ bacteria spread – Express
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Although rare, it is possible to get a skin infection from a particularly infested shower sponge, warned Mr Abdeh.
“For this reason, it is imperative that your shower accessories are rung out after use. This helps to minimise the build-up of bacteria.”
Furthermore, he added, you should be replacing them regularly to ensure your body is protected from an “onslaught” of bacteria each time you bathe.
Sponge mistakes are not the only pitfall when washing: the shower head also presents hidden health risks.