Q. Which clothing is bad for health?

Answered by
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
and medically reviewed by Dr. Dr. Divya Banu M
Published on Aug 12, 2019

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.

Dr. Sunil Sekhri

Family Physician General Practitioner
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HelIo,

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.

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