A day out in the garden, a mud pie, a hopeful rock, a friendly breathing frog, just but to name a few, are some of the goodies that both adults and kids alike love to hold or bring home. However, these gorgeous gifts carry with them millions of germs.
Kids especially don't listen or practice hand washing practices before eating any meals or food. Nevertheless, this is a message that is worth repeating. This is because hand washing has been by far the best and most used way of preventing germs and other small pathogens from spreading while keeping both our bodies and kids from getting ill.
Keeping our hands clean at all times is an important & scientifically proven way to avoid getting germs and eventually getting sick and spreading some of the germs to others. A lot of diseases and conditions are basically spread this way. Washing our hands helps us to:
•Avoid Diseases; diseases are an economic impediment to the human race. Most of our daily activities always come to a standstill when we get sick. Therefore, it is very important to was our hands in order to avoid illness: ranging from a common cold to a more serious infection such as the flu, hepatitis A, meningitis and bronchitis and various types of the infectious diarrhea.
•Increase Hand Hygiene While Decreasing Antibiotic Resistance; Antibiotic resistance has been a growing concern in the health care industry. It is wise to frequently wash our hands in order to prevent getting sick and using antibiotics frequently. The frequent use of antibiotics may result to Antibiotic Resistance by our bodies.
We should wash our hands:
•Soon after arriving home.
•After we coughing or blow our nose.
•Before cooking or eating food.
•After torching or playing with any animal.
•After using the latrines or even toilets or any urinary chamber.
•After playing, especially in outdoor environments prone to germs.
Most people may find it hard to believe that a very simple act of regular hand washing can make a very big difference in your family’s health and homestead. Considering what happened in Hong Kong back in the year 2003, an outbreak of SARS, a very deadly and severe form of viral pneumonia. It triggered an extensive campaign that included both public and community health measures of promoting and fostering basic hygiene. Regular hand washing was the most used to contain the outbreak.
Healthy habits that include hand washing are important in maintaining basic sturdiness while also mitigating contagious diseases and bacterial infections. We, therefore, need to educate ourselves, and family members about the measures to undertake when there is influenza pandemic.
We should also learn various hand washing technics of. What is very important is how you wash your hands and not the fact that you have physically washed them. Germs can still remain in our nails even if they are short. We therefore need to wash our hands with soap and then clean them with running water preferably. Try to scrub your hands together while washing as it will remove some stubborn germs.