When we do not wash our hands with soap and clean water, the germs on our hands enter our bodies while we eat, prepare food, o when touch our eyes, nose, and mouth. The germs can also be transferred to other people when we shake hands or give something. Washing our hands is important because it is the best and most effective way to avoid getting sick and to stop the spread of germs and making others sick.
Even when we don’t realize it, we have germs on our hands. So how do these germs get on our hands? simple. Throughout the day we touch many things which are not clean (though we think they are such as furniture, pets, toys, money, etc.
The dirt and germs from the surface of these things accumulate on our hands and clothes when we don’t wash our hands, Did you know that the simple practice of hand washing can help you avoid catching diseases, such as diarrhea flu, and diarrhea? how bad it feels when you have a cold and you cannot eat Ice cream ‘so to your friend’s big cousin’s party or a cousin’s wedding you were looking forward to.
Your Mom does not allow you to eat Pizza or burgers because you have an upset tummy or diarrhea, if mild, these diseases are cured in a couple sometimes but they can sometimes turn serious and can even result in death.
However, you should know that the habit of hand washing is the simplest and the most inexpensive way to reduce the number of children getting sick with diseases such as diarrhea and acute respiratory infections like pneumonia, which kill about 3.5 million children annually under the age of five Keeping hands clean can prevent out of three cases of diarrhea and one in five respiratory infeed actions, such as colds, and flu, cutting deaths from diarrhea by almost half and deaths from acute respiratory infections by one quarter.
So you see making it a habit to wash hands with soap before eating, after using the Toilet, handling money, or returning from outside, can save more lives than one would realize.
As the world realizes the imported washing, to spread the message, the global hand washing partnership, an International Coalition brings together experts, ideas, experience, and sources of the public and protectors. Initiated global hand washing day in 2008, which was also the International of Sanitation.
Those who have the habit of washing their hands with soap and water are not benefitting, as since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic last year, health experts have recommended that washing our hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and using hand sanitizer after touching anything is the best defense against Covid-19, of course along for wearing a Mask.
For me at least, hand washing has become second nature. Now you have learned that washing your hands frequently can keep you healthy and prevent the spread of various diseases from one person to the other, you stoke it a habit to prevent the spread of germs.
You may have some people around you who are not aware of the importance of hand washing, so please gently tell them what is good for them withholding pompous or being rude.
If you learn that they do not have access to clean water or soap, try to help them out as it is only through improved hand hygiene at the community level that we can all stay healthy. Now just a reminder it is best to clean your hands before and after, using your eyes, nose, or mouth, and touching your Mask.
Using the Toilet, entering and, leaving a public place, and touching an item or surface that is frequently touched by other people such as door handles, tables, shopping, carts, elevator button, etc.
Debunking common hand washing myths.
Hand sanitizers and replace washing your hands with soap and water— false. Washing hands with soap and water is the best and most effective way to reduce the number of your microbes alcohol-based although alcohol-based at least 60 % hand sanitizer can quickly reduce the number of microbes on our hands.
In some situations, they are not as effective as soap and water when it to removing and activating gastrointestinal illness-causing germs such as Cryptosporidium, norovirus, and Clostridium difficile.
The hotter, the water, you use for hand washing, the better—– False. Studies show that the water effect rate does not affect microbes removal. Hot water can also dry out the skin, which leaves your skin more susceptible to germs and can make hand washing painful. You don’t have to dry your hands after washing them—- False. Studies show that germs can be more ly transferred to wet hands, which is why drying to staving off bacteria after hand washing. Hand dryers are more hygienic than paper toilets—– False.
In the studies conducted by The ayo Clinic (Minn) and the University of West minister, London, researchers found that paper towels can h, help to remove bacteria, unlike air dryers which can increase bacteria counts. Follow these steps every time to wash your hands.
- Wet your hands with clean running water, warm or cold turn off the tap, and apply soap.
- Leather your hands by rubbing them together with soap. Leather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
- Scrub your hands for at least twenty seconds. Need a timer? Hum. “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
- Rinse your hands well under clean water.
- Dry your hands using a clean towel or dry dray them