How to maintain Hand Hygiene

December 10th, 2010  | Published in Health, TIPS








Hand wash 150x150 How to maintain Hand Hygiene1 Wash and go: Hands are the commonest medium of transferring viral, bacterial or fungal infections. So make sure that you maintain adequate hand hygiene. Wash hands with antimicrobial soap or an alcohol based hand sanitizer. This is one of the simplest and most effective ways to prevent the spread of infections from one person to another in the hospitals and in the community.

2 Small things matter: Particularly in office environment, where we share things like telephone, copying machines, and door handles, common cold, influenza (including H1N1), chicken pox, mumps, food-poisoning , respiratory infections and skin infections are some of the diseases that can be unwittingly transmitted by just a handshake. Ensure that you use a hand sanitizer before eating anything. Apart from this, sanitizer of you have handled waste, touched your own body parts or blown your nose.

3 Be alert: If you have visited any hospital, make sure you clean your hands properly; at these places, you might pick up a cold by doing something as simple as holding a door knob. Health experts say as many as 14 people in a row may get infected by touching a door handle.

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