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How to wash your hands correctly to protect against coronavirus



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To get really clean hands, do not rush through the process.


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The spread of the deadly coronavirus ̵

1; which quickly became an epidemic and canceled the to cancel major trade fairs – has saddled people to figure out how to protect ourselves against it, including buying as many as possible face masks . There is no vaccine yet, so the best line of defense is to follow standard hygiene procedures – the most important thing is to wash your hands.

I never thought I should ever write an article explaining how we should do something that we are all taught as children, but the truth is that we do not wash our hands often enough or well enough. Even worse, some of us (mostly men) don't do it at all after using the bathroom and that's just dirty.

Not only is washing your hands easy, it is also extremely effective at stopping the spread of diseases. It requires less than 30 seconds and prevents you, your children, your spouse, friends, colleagues & even people from becoming ill. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has simple instructions for this:

1. Wet your hands with clean water – it doesn't matter if it is hot or cold, use what is comfortable for you.

2. Apply soap to your hands . Soap cleans your hands better than just using water. According to the FDA, you don't even have to use antibacterial soap – any shape is enough.

3. Rub your hands together to foam in the soap and close the tap to save water.

4. Spread the foam to the back of your hands and between your fingers. Also try to get it under your fingernails – bonus points if you use a nail brush to remove more dirt and bacteria.

5. Now scrub your hands together for at least 20 seconds. If you don't want to count down those seconds, sing the Happy Birthday number to yourself twice without running through it or say the alphabet slowly. The point is not to rush.

6. Rinse your hands completely with clean water .

7. Dry your hands with a clean towel or an air dryer. Some studies have shown that paper towels are more hygienic than air dryers, but most agree that drying your hands immediately after washing is important to stop the spread of germs no matter how you do it.

Tip: if you are in a public toilet and have access to paper towels, use a clean towel to open the toilet door when you leave. That will protect your hands against the germs of people who left without washing their hands.

The information in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a doctor or other qualified health care professional for any questions you may have about a medical condition or health goals.


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