Wash Your Hands the Right Way

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Hands may probably be the dirtiest part of the body. Because our hands touch everything; not even the floor is exempt sometimes. From the moment you wake up until you fall asleep again, you would not be able to count all the things you have touched.

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Moreover, we almost do everything using our hands. When we meet new people, we shake their hands. When we see objects, we feel them by touching their surfaces. When we see adorable pets, we use our hands to pet them. This only proves that our hands are exposed to everything and more, especially germs and bacteria – germs that can cause sickness and diseases. In line with this, we should be careful because not only are we endangering ourselves, but we can also expose our loved ones once we make contact with them. That is why it is a good habit to wash your hands regularly and properly. This will reduce the risk of passing germs and bacteria by our hands. Here are some tips and instructions on how to wash your hands in a correct manner.

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Because of tight schedules, unavailability of clean water, or just plain laziness, it's easy to forget the need to wash our hands. In spite of these hindrances, there are circumstances in which we should never even dare to pass by without washing. Some of these are common knowledge, but in some situations, people may not realize the importance of washing. In general, it's best to just wash your hands as many times as possible throughout the day.

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Before

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    Preparing/handling food and drinks
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    Eating
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    Inserting or removing contact lenses
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    Treating wounds
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    Caring for the sick
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    Taking medicines
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After

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    Preparing/Handling food and drinks
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    Eating
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    Inserting or removing contact lenses
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    Treating wounds
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    Caring for the sick
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    Taking medicines
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    Using the toilet
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    Blowing your nose/Coughing/Sneezing
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    Visiting the hospital/Sick person
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    Touching an animal
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    Handling garbage/Pet food/Animal Waste
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Wash, Wash, Wash

Use disinfectant soap and clean water when washing your hands. If soap and water is not available, use hand sanitizers that have at least 60 percent alcohol. It can reduce the germs in your hands, but this is not recommended since it doesn't completely kill the germs and bacteria.

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How should I wash?

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    Before washing your hands, you need to prepare the materials you will need, like soap, paper towels and clean water.
    Lavatories which provide clean water are recommended.
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    Open the faucet and wash your hands with the running water.
    Point your fingers down because it is considered the dirtiest part of your hand. Let the water run from your wrist down to your fingers.
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    Use a bar soap or a liquid soap to wash your hands.
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    Rub your palms and fingers.
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    Put your right hand over the back of your left hand and rub it.
    Do the same with your right hand.
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    Then, interlace your fingers and rub them together.
    Do it at least thrice.
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    Rub each your finger of your one hand using the other hand.
    Do the same with the other hand's fingers.
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    Rub your finger tips on the palm of your other hand and do the same with your other hand's finger tips.
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    Rinse your hand under the flowing water again by letting the water flow from your wrist to your fingertips.
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    After rinsing your hands, use the paper towels to dry your hands.
    Close the faucet using the paper towel. Do not touch the faucet's control bulb with your bare hands because it will be contaminated. Remember that you touched the bulb earlier with your dirty hands.
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    Throw the used paper towel in the trash bin.
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • Rubbing your hands creates friction and warms your hands.
  • You can try singing the happy birthday song twice for the duration of your hand washing; you should be finish washing your hands when you finish singing.
  • Remember that regular hygiene will lead to a healthier you. Maintain cleanliness to avoid illness and diseases.
  • Forget your dirty habits for a healthier you.
  • If you have problems with any of these steps, ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.
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