Personal hygiene holds a lot of importance. A bad hygiene can put you at the risk of many diseases and infections. Today still many women face acute problems with cleanliness and sanitation facilities. These problems take a heavy toll on the health conditions in the long run says Dr Rita Bakshi Senior Gynaecologist and IVF Expert International Fertility Centre. Here Dr Bakshi highlights some important tips to ensure that a proper hygiene is maintained. Foremost each house must have one toilet at least. Women should avoid open defecation as they can suffer from diarrhoea typhoid cholera hepatitis and so on.