Docs warn of bald beaver health risk

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HAIRY muffs are set to make a come­back.

A smooth down­stairs has for years been in Vogue for the mod­ern woman, but now docs are warn­ing that be­ing bare down there can be dan­ger­ous.

Boils, in­fected fol­li­cles and even HER­PES are be­ing linked to wax­ing and shav­ing and ex­perts are call­ing for it to be BANNED.

Dr Emily Gib­son, Head of Stu­dent Health at Wash­ing­ton Univer­sity in Amer­ica, said: “Pu­bic hair re­moval nat­u­rally ir­ri­tates and in­flames hair fol­li­cles – leav­ing mi­cro­scopic open wounds.

“When com­bined with the warm, moist en­vi­ron­ment of the gen­i­tals, it be­comes a happy cul­ture for some of the nas­ti­est bac­te­ria.”

For­mer TOWIE babe Amy Childs made the “va­jaz­zle” – where jew­els are put on the pu­bic area af­ter wax­ing – a trend across the UK.

Nina Goad from the British As­so­ci­a­tion of Der­ma­tol­o­gists said: “Any break in the skin could in­crease the risk of bac­te­rial in­fec­tions, but the risk is min­i­mal.”

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