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Wash your hands properly

Wash your hands correctly is essential to prevent health problems, from a cold, as salmonella food poisoning. You will learn how to do it, step by step.
People tend to touch us frequently face, mouth, eyes, or nose, so if the hands are not perfectly clean become a transmitter vehicle of germs. Wash your hands correctly is one of main ways to prevent many health problems, from a simple cold, illness more severe as influenza or hepatitis, even as salmonella food poisoning.
Wash your hands with SOAP or appropriate disinfectant and warm water is a simple action that we taught as children, and whose primary objective is to eliminate skin a series of micro-organisms acquire to come into contact with contaminated surfaces, and pathogens that can be viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi.
The way more quickly and easily eliminate these microbes is to wash hands, especially at certain times, such as after going to the bathroom, sneezing or coughing, having touched objects that could be contaminated - money, door knobs, raw foods--or animals, after visiting a sick person or change the diaper a baby and of course well before eating, or of handling or preparing food.

Wash your hands, step by step correctly

Although a seemingly simple task, here you are, step by step, how you should wash your hands to get a really effective hygiene:
  • Wet your hands with warm water - between 20 and 37 ° C - to eliminate surface microorganisms.
  • Add SOAP to the palms of your hands and rub with energy, also rubbing their backs, wrists and interdigital spaces. This operation must be for a minimum of 15 to 20 seconds.
  • Brush your nails and toes with a previously soapy brush to remove traces of dirt which could get under the nail, for about 15 seconds.
  • Putting your hands under running tap water, and be sure to completely eliminate SOAP. If the hands were soiled, the process to make sure that the rinse water is clean must be repeated.
  • Finally, there to dry hands thoroughly using disposable paper towels, to avoid so they can become contaminated. For the same reason, it is recommended to use one of these towels to close the tap or open the door.
  • If you do not have SOAP or water, disinfectants for hands, which are marketed in the form of liquid or wipes, exist and can take in a bag or backpack whenever you go somewhere where you are not safe to use a public restroom.
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