Wash Your Hands - It Prevents Diseases!
By Refadoc, Posted on : Saturday, 20 December 2014 - 8:10 am IST
Washing hands has come out to be a worldwide campaign which has been taken forward by World Health Organization as well as NGO’s all across the globe. When your mother told you to go and wash your hands before meals, little did you imagine that this little practice kept you safe from so many ailments? Today, May 5th has been crowned as “Save Lives: Clean Your Hands” day all over the world by WHO.
Experts have pointed out that cleaning your hands properly and at the right time has known to help reduce health care related infections. This practice is equally important for everyone as it’s through our hands that we pick up different kinds of germs, become infected and spread disease.
When to wash hands?
The answer is as often as you can! It is important to wash your hands especially when many people around you are sneezing or sniffling due to common cold. The common cold virus is often transmitted via doorknobs, switches, taps, phones or other commonly used objects. It is also recommended to wash your hands when:
- You are using the bathroom or are changing a baby’s soiled diapers.
- Coughing, sneezing, and using a handkerchief or a napkin.
- Before and after eating
- Handling soiled or dirty utensils
- Handling or preparing food, especially after touching raw meat, poultry, fish or eggs.
- Handling garbage, shaking hands with people or after playing with animals.
The best way to wash hands follows the below mentioned steps:
- Wash your hands with soap and warm running water.
- Rub your hands together for at least 15-20 seconds before washing them off.
- Pay a special attention to your wrists, the back of your hands as well as between the fingers and under the nails.
- Dry your hands well with a paper towel.
If you are travelling and soap is not easily available, make sure that you carry a hand sanitizer along with you. If you are using a gel based sanitizer, make sure to rub your hands together until the gel has dried off completely.
Login to Add Comment
Vitamin B3- Niacin : Overview Vitamin B3 which is commonly known as Niacin is required by the body for the maintenance of one’s general health. It is known to improve cholesterol le
Osteoarthritis: Basic Overview Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of arthritis which affects millions of people all over the world. This condition occurs when the protective c
Headaches are a common phenomenon which we all go through at some time or the other in our lives. However, how would you feel if your doctor recommended you to go in for a CT scan or an Imaging tes
Garlic Garlic is one herb whose medicinal benefits do not need any lengthy introductions. This herb is known to work wonders for your body when taken in a powder state or t
7 tips to Prevent Hair Loss
10 Tips to Get Rid of Dark Circles
Eating rice won't make you fat
13 Effective Home Remedies for Dry Skin
12 Incredible Health Benefits of Wasabi
20 Scientific Benefits & Uses of Walnut for Health & Skin
Guavas in Pregnancy - Major Health Benefits
22 Proven Natural Home Remedies to Remove Blackheads
Chyawanprash- Health Benefits, Ingredients, Dosage, Nutritional Facts, Side Effects
Pineapple - A Dangerous Fruit for Pregnant Women
Surprising Health Benefits of Balsamic Vinegar
Benefits of eating Watermelons during Pregnancy
15 Unbelievable Health Benefits of Cashew Nuts