Healthy Tips: Wash Your Hands Before & After Doing These 5 Things

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It’s important to properly wash the hands to get rid of germs before taking on anything that has a likelihood of being ingested. Before and (or) after doing this things, make sure to wash your hands:

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1. Before eating

 Wash your hands before eating even when you’re using cutlery. Don’t pick at finger foods or snacks before washing the hands first.

2. After using the bathroom

You should always wash your hands after using the bathroom (before exiting the bathroom) immediately after a pee, a poop or handling anything inside the bathroom.

3. After spending time outside

When back from work, date, driving and everything that has a tendency to pile dust, grime and etc on the hands.

4. Before preparing food/cooking

Before you start cooking, wash your hands first before starting out to put ingredients together to cook.

5. After coughing or sneezing

Wash your hands after sneezing, coughing and blowing the nose, if water is not immediately available use a sanitizer but by all means when possible wash hands properly after doing those (sneezing, coughing and blowing the nose).

6. After holding or using cleaning products, insecticides and any chemicals around the house/area of one’s environment, wash the hands properly.

Other include before wearing contact lenses, before and after changing sanitary pads, before and after changer a baby’s diaper and so on.


Written by How South Africa

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