How to wash your hand properly ?
Follow these simple steps:
- 1.Wet your hands with running water — either warm or cold.
2.Apply liquid, bar or powder soap.
4.Rub your hands vigorously for at least 20 seconds. …
6.Dry your hands with a clean or disposable towel or air dryer.
- 7.If possible, use a towel or your elbow to turn off the faucet.
HOW MANY TIMES A DAY DO YOU NEED TO WASH YOUR HANDS?
Handwashing more than six times a day with soap and water is considered the basic hygiene minimum by the Global Hygiene Council. If that seems like a lot, consider that you should be washing your hands before you eat (which you likely do 3-4x per day,
at least) and after going to the toilet (at least 8x per day)
WHY DO YOU NEED TO WASH YOUR HANDS?
Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water.
How long do you have to wash your hands?
Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails. Scrub yourhands
for at least 20 seconds
CAN YOU WASH YOUR HANDS TOO MUCH?
Dangers of over-washing. Using too much alcohol-based hand sanitizer or toofrequently washing your hands can backfire. Over-washing can cause hands to dry out, crack and bleed, which allows germs to enter the body. Combat dryness by applying moisturizing
cream or lotion to damp skin.
HOW LONG SHOULD YOU WASH YOUR HANDS FOR NHS?
Effective hand decontamination relies on an effective technique, which includes: wetting hands with warm water. applying an adequate amount of (preferably liquid) soap. rubbing this thoroughly onto all hand surfaces (for at least 10 to 15 seconds
WHAT KILLS BACTERIA WHEN WASHING HANDS?
In other words, regular soap simply causes bacteria to loosen their grip on yourhands, to be rinsed away. That helps explain why using water alone still seems to work just fine, as long as you rub your hands together vigorously.
By contrast, antibacterial soap has additives that are designed to kill bacteriaoutright
WHAT IS A SOCIAL HAND WASH?
The aim of social (routine) hand washing with soap and warm water is to remove dirt and organic material, dead skin and most transient organisms. On visibly cleanhands it can be undertaken using an alcohol hand rub, and this will remove transient organisms.
to order your care visit our page