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How to Properly Wash Your Hands (Infographic)

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How to Properly Wash Your Hands (Infographic)

Keeping Your Hands Germ-Free

Illness-causing germs and bacteria are lurking on everyday objects and communal surfaces. Once they’ve transferred onto your hands, germs can make their way into your eye, nose, or mouth and can get you seriously sick.

When it comes to preventing the spread of illness-causing bacteria, good hand hygiene is key. The experts at Parrish Healthcare are here to help you keep your hands squeaky clean to protect yourself and others from falling ill.

How to Wash Your Hands Thoroughly

When it comes to protecting yourself, your family, and your community from illness-causing bacteria, practicing good hand hygiene is simple and effective. However, handwashing is only helpful when done thoroughly and correctly.

When washing your hands, be sure to follow these steps each time:

  • Wet your hands with clean, running water and turn off the tap.
  • Lather your hands with antibacterial soap, being sure to get under your nails and the backs of your hands.
  • Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.
  • Rinse your hands under clean, running water.
  • Use a clean towel to dry your hands or air dry them.

Using Sanitizers

When you’re out and about, soap and water aren’t always available to keep your hands clean. Fortunately, alcohol-based sanitizers can help! When using hand sanitizer, keep these tips in mind to make sure you’re using it effectively:

  • Use a sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol.
  • Use a dime-sized amount of sanitizer in the palm of your hands.
  • Rub your hands together until the hand sanitizer is dry to the touch.
  • Be sure to work the hand sanitizer onto all the surfaces of your hands.

Primary Care in Titusville

When it comes to supporting your health, it is important to find a family care doctor you can trust. The family doctors at Parrish Medical Group Family Medicine treat patients throughout all stages of your life, providing you with the insight, resources, and preventative care you need to live happily and healthily.

Whether you’re in need of a regular check-up or you have a health concern, contact Parrish Medical Group Family Medicine to schedule your next visit.