One of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading’’ is to wash your hands. One of the easiest way to catch cold or influenza is to rub your nose or your eyes when your hands have been contaminated with germs. Your best defense against such contamination is to wash your hands regular. Good hygiene can also prevent the spread of more serious conditions, such as pneumonia and diarrhea diseases, which every year cause the death of over two million children under the age of five. Even the spread the deadly Covid-19 can be minimize by a simple habit of washing the hands.
There are certain times when hands washing is particularly important to protect your own health and that of others. You should wash your hands:
- After using the toilet.
- After changing diapers or helping a baby to use the toilet.
- Before and after treating a wound or a cut.
- Before and after being with someone who is sick.
- Before preparing, serving, or eating food.
- After sneezing, coughing, or blowing your nose.
- After touching animal or animal waste.
- After handling garbage.
And do not take it for granted that you are cleaning your hands properly. Studies have shown that a large number of people who use public toilet do not wash their hands afterwards or do not was them correctly. How would you wash your hands?
- Wet your hands in clean running water and apply soap.
- Rub your hands together to make a lather, not forgetting to clean your nails, your thumbs, the backs of your hands, and between your fingers.
- Keep rubbing for at least twenty seconds.
- Rinse in clean running water
- Dry with clean cloth or proper towel
Such measures are simple but can avert illness and save lives. They are simply, the best ways to avoid getting sick.