The first week of December is National Hand Washing Awareness Week! 80% of communicable diseases can be spread by touch, these include the common cold, the flu, pneumonia, and Covid-19. So how often should you wash your hands? Always wash your hands before & after you eat, after you use the restroom, after you sneeze, cough, or blow your nose, & honestly, several times throughout the day. How long should you wash your hands? Wash them for at least 20 to 30 seconds in order for them to actually get clean; you can sing a favorite song while you wash! If you do not have access to water & soap you can use hand sanitizer, just make sure you use enough & allow it to dry in order for it to kill germs! Won't all this hand washing & hand sanitizer dry your hands out especially during these winter months? You can & should use moisturizing lotion on your hands to prevent them from becoming chapped! Now more than ever it is important to wash your hands & wash them correctly!
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