Tips on Hand Wash

druchita

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The simple act of hand-washing can help stop the spread of germs that can cause a cold or the flu. While we now take for granted the importance of hand-washing to prevent colds, the importance of hand-washing was discovered only 150 years ago.
Hand-washing is still the best way to prevent colds and other respiratory and infectious diseases that are transmitted by hand to mouth or hand to nose/eye contact, Soap acts as a vehicle to trap the germs (i.e. viruses, bacteria) that are loosened by the act of rubbing your hands together under water. These germs can then be rinsed away by the water.
Contact with other people throughout the day, touching contaminated surfaces, and even petting animals can cause a variety of cold-causing germs to accumulate on your hands. Then by touching your eyes, nose, and mouth you can infect yourself if you don't wash your hands often enough. Touching someone else or touching a doorknob or other surface can then spread cold germs to others.

The Best Way to Wash Your Hands
Hand-washing to prevent colds includes using soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, a cleanser you can use without water. "There is no one best water temperature to wash one's hands, If your hands are really dirty and greasy, use of warm to hot water will do a better job of trapping dirt and grease within the soap, allowing for a more thorough cleaning.
To prevent colds from spreading to others, practice regular hand-washing. Most importantly, wash hands:
Before and after preparing or handling food, especially when handling uncooked poultry & meet

Before eating

After changing diapers

After using the bathroom

After sneezing, coughing, or blowing your nose

Before and after inserting contact lenses

After touching an animal or animal waste

After handling garbage

Before and after treating wounds

Before and after touching a sick or injured person

Proper Hand-Washing

If using soap and water for hand-washing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the following steps to prevent the spread of colds:

Wet your hands with clean water — warm, if available — and apply soap.

Lather by rubbing hands together; be sure to cover all surfaces.

Continue rubbing hands together for 15 to 20 seconds


Thoroughly rinse hands under running water to ensure removal of residual germs.

Alcohol-based hand sanitizers make a good substitute for hand-washing when soap and water is not available. A recent study from the University of Chicago showed that while soap-and-water hand-washing was most effective in removing influenza virus from the hands, using alcohol-based hand sanitizer was a close second. If you're using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, apply product to one palm, rub your two hands together, making sure to reach all surfaces,and continue rubbing until hands are dry.
 

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