10 Disgusting Hygiene Practices Throughout History

Leeched Sickness

When most people were sick back in olden times, a “doctor” would administer numerous blood-sucking leeches to the body to ensure the “bad blood” was removed from within. This blood was thought to contain the ailment of the person, too.


We’ve all seen pictures of gentlemen wearing large, white powdered wigs throughout history. However, these were generally infested with lice, and shaped by using animal fat, so they stunk to high heaven. The wigs would also catch on fire often.