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Which clothing is bad for health?

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Answered by

Dr. Sunil Sekhri

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Divya Banu M

Published At August 13, 2019
Reviewed AtJanuary 13, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

What are the clothing items that are low-key bad for your health? A rundown of items of clothing that are actually bad for your health like some shapewear, unsupportive flats, jeans that are too tight, etc.

Answered by Dr. Sunil Sekhri


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I will explain about skin-tight clothes like jeans. First they cause excessive sweating which might lead to frequent folliculitis and fungal skin infections. Secondly, if they are very tight and have Lycra in them it can lead to vascular compromise. Thirdly, if the fabric is rough they may abrade the skin.

Shapewear can be harmful if worn for a prolonged period.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Dr. Sunil Sekhri

General Practitioner

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