How Many Times Should You Wash Your Hands

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As parents, we make sure that our kids wash their hands before and after meals. As adults, we care less about the times we have to wash our palms. Though you are unable to see the germs on your palms, there are more than a million of these little creatures running around, causing infections when consumed along with food.

12 Hygiene Rules Before And After Intercourse

It is important to wash your hands at least three times in the day, whether you touch a dirty object or not. On the other hand, it is important to wash your fingers and palms during the times mentioned on the list.

Here are some moments during the day when your fingers need to see water and soap. Take a look at when you need to wash your palms to ward off infections and other diseases:

Visiting a Sick Person

Visiting a sick person can be kind of dangerous especially if your immunity is not strong. You need to wash your hands with soap and water so that their infection doesn't affect you.

New Mummy Alert

New mummies should follow this hygienic tip: rinse your hands with soap and water every time you change a diaper.

Post Garbage Dumping

When garbage begins to decompose, bacteria and harmful virus begins to grow. Therefore, touching garbage or even it's cover can infect your body giving you an infection. This is one of those times you need to wash your hands, without fail.

Loo Visit

One of the moments when you should wash your hands is after paying a visit to the loo. Poop contains a lot of germs which sticks onto your fingers thus making you fall ill. On the other hand, tissue rolls, faucets and taps contain germs too which can cause infections. Therefore, it is best to wash your hand.

 

 

Down With The Flu?

Every time you sneeze or cough bacteria is released from your body. This bacteria is contagious and can spread easily. To avoid this mishap, wash your hands with an antibacterial soap.

Before & After Eating

Make it a habit to wash your hands before and after meals. By doing so, you are not consuming those millions of germs while eating. If you fail to wash your hands, the germs present on your palms will make you sick.

Before Cooking

It is important to wash your fingers before cooking a meal. You wouldn't want your cooked food to have germs in it, right?

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Story first published: Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 9:03 [IST]
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