Good Personal Hygiene Tips

Good Personal Hygiene Tips

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Good hygiene practice and is essential to prevent infections and illnesses to improve and spread at home and other places.

Hand Washing

Hand washing is one of the most important ways for us to protect ourselves and to prevent germs from spreading. It is more important especially when your hands look dirty or you share home with a sick person.

Wash your hands before the following activities:

  • Handling food or eating
  • Preparing baby food or holding sterilized equipment
  • Wearing contact lenses
  • Dressing a wound, giving medicine or handling a medical device

Wash your hands after the following activities:

  • Handling contaminated materials such as bin and cleaning towels
  • Going to toilet or changing baby diapers
  • Handling raw food such as chicken
  • Touching animals or their toys
  • Contact with blood or body fluids
  • Touching a dirty area such as cleaning towel or soil
  • Dressing a wound, giving medicine or handling a medical device

How to wash your hands?

  • Wet your hands with warm water and apply a small amount of liquid soap
  • Rub your hands strongly and foam the soap
  • Rub back of your hands, thumbs, spaces between your fingers and also bottom of your fingernails
  • Keep rubbing for at least 20 seconds. It takes such a long time to get rid of germs
  • Rinse your hands under clean and flowing water
  • Dry your hands with a dry and clean towel.

If you can’t find water, use hand antiseptics (disinfectant) to keep your hands clean.

 Preventing Colds and Flu From Spreading

Cold and flu viruses can easily contaminate, but there are simple steps that each of us can take to prevent ourselves and our family.

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
  • If you can’t find water and soap, use hand antiseptics (disinfectant) to kill germs on your hands.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a  tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Toss the tissues out and wash your hands thoroughly.
  • If you are in “risk” group, get flu shot.
  • Avoid contact wih sick people.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces regularly, especially ones which has contact with people’s hands.
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