PROPER HAND WASHING
We all know that proper hand washing is the first line defense to prevent the spread of diarrheal and respiratory illness. Germs spread in a blink of an eye. It can spread through touching a dirty hand, through droplets in the air when someone sneezed or cough, contact with the body fluid of a sick person, and even on contaminated surfaces. Hand washing is a very simple thing to do yet it can keep you away from germs that can cause serious illness. Especially, kids, they become infected just by touching their nose or eyes. So do not underestimate hand washing! Washing your hands before and after a certain activity should be practiced. Do you know when and how often you should wash your hands? Here are some examples.
* Right after you touched garbage
* After using the toilet or changing the baby's diaper
* When you took care of someone who is sick, before and after touching the person, wash your hands
* Right after feeding your pets, touching your pet's food or even after cuddling animals
* When you blow your nose, after you cough or sneeze
* Most importantly, before and after preparing food.
* Before you eat your food
* After cleaning the house
* After being outside
Here is the proper way to wash your hands:
1.) With clean running water, wet your hands.
2.) Use any soap you have available, and lather up for about 20 seconds. Most people use foam soap dispensers. Not only it is eco-friendly, but it can provide the right amount of soap you need in hand washing. This is an example of the good quality foam soap dispenser.
3.) Rub in between your fingers, back of your hands, wrists, and don't forget under your nails! Germs are usually stuck there.
4.) Rinse thoroughly and wipe with a clean towel.
Hand washing is fun! We should take good care of our health. You should know it starts with proper hand hygiene.
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