By: Areeba Siddiqui

toilet paper vs wet wipes

We have always heard of wars on chief resources like oil and water but never in the right mind have we ever expected to face the scarcity of toilet papers. Amid Corona virus pandemic, sight of empty shelves in the superstores, across the globe has become a common happening. People are panic buying toilet papers as they “think” it is required to maintaining quintessential hygiene.  Using antibacterial wet wipes offer a greater sense of cleanliness and control. At this time, we are not in the state of affording yet another outbreak i.e. diarrhea. Unlike dry toilet paper, it actually helps maintaining hygiene as it does more than just wiping the derrieres.

In contradiction with once popular belief; it is surprising that toilet paper is linked with chaffing, irritation, anal fissures & irritation. Toilet paper in itself does not contain any cleaning agents. It though wipes but neither cleans nor sanitize. “I find it rather baffling that millions of people are walking around with dirty anuses while thinking they are clean,” Rose George, author of The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters, told Tonic.

Experts stress enough on adopting preventative measures to help combat coronavirus. Although maintaining absolute sanitation across the home is in itself a challenge, it is important to begin with improving one’s standards of bathroom hygiene. Wet wipes are hailed as an “incredible replacement” of toilet papers. Since toilet paper only wipes but does not clean properly it could cause worrying health problems such as UTI. Wash your hands with soap and water after cleaning the bum as your hands come in contact with fecal matters during the wiping process. Au Fairy anti-bacterial wet wipes are fragrance free that kills 99.9% of germs and help prevent the spread of bacterial infections. Enriched with vitamin E, green tea and chamomile it prevents anal fissures that are linked with aggressive scrubbing and almost unavoidable when using toilet paper.

Gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea and diarrhea could be early clues of coronavirus infection, according to a study by The American Journal of Gastroenterology. Reduce your chances of contracting diarrhea by investing in adult wet wipes. Maintain proper sanitation in your home using disinfecting sprays but for your butt, resort to “wet wipes” instead of toilet paper for squeaky clean derrieres.