Monday, July 29, 2013

All You Need To Know About Handwashing

Handwashing is said to be the easiest way to avoid getting sick. It prevents infection as the spread of bacteria and germs are stopped before it even happens.

Handwashing is best done with the use of soap and flowing water. Hand sanitizers that are alcohol-based would be great for handwashing as well.

You may ask, do we only wash our hands when we are about to eat? Here are some ideas which can give you a clear answer to this.

  • Wash your hands before preparing foods, treating wounds, giving medicines to the sick and putting on or removing contact lenses.
  • Wash your hands after using the toilet, cleaning or preparing raw food, collecting garbage and other wastes, caring for sick people, petting animals and coughing or sneezing.
When washing your hands, be sure to have soap and water by your side. Bar or liquid soap would do. Follow the steps in the image below.