Importance Of Hand Washing And Hand Hygiene

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Washing our hands frequently has become a crucial part of our daily routine ever since the COVID 19 outbreak. As kids, we all remember our mom asking us to wash our hands and legs whenever we used to return home after school or from the playground. From childhood, we were told the importance of maintaining hygiene in the home. 

Hand washing is effective to eliminate or reduce the number of germs from our hands. Also, this will reduce the potential transmission of these germs directly to someone or to surfaces where someone may pick them up. Hands are solely responsible for the spread of 80% of infectious diseases from the basic common cold and flu to the life-endangering SARS, Ebola virus and COVID 19. Washing our hands regularly would also reduce the chances of spreading any infectious diseases.

Infectious diarrhoea, flu, common cold, and some intestinal disorders are some of the most common conditions that can be spread by hand to hand contact. It will affect those who are more prone to infectious diseases and those with a weak immune system like elderly or even young children. 

But many people overlook the positive benefits of simple handwashing. They know little that the act, which takes just 20 seconds, can help save their lives. Our hands pick up germs daily from things such as smartphones, remote controls, doorknobs, elevator buttons etc.

When we use our hands to touch our nose, mouth or eyes, these germs enter the body, which can lead to pathogens and viruses infect us. Scientifically, an average person should wash his hands at least 11 times to be safe from any infectious diseases.

Along with the mentioned frequency, it is also vital to wash our hands before or after particular actions. They could be before you leave the house, after you arrive at your office, before and after you clean your home, before and after you eat or prepare food, after you cough or sneeze, after you use the bathroom and after you feed or touch your pet.

According to WHO, until the vaccine arrives, washing our hands regularly with hand wash and maintaining good hand hygiene is the sole and most effective method to avoid getting infected with COVID 19. The emphasis is on maintaining healthy hand hygiene, both outdoors and indoors. It is advised to wash or sanitize your hands before and after touching any exposed item or surface which might have come in contact with several people.

Washing hands is easy, but how you wash your hands is also important. A survey says that the maximum number of people wash their hands no more than 10 seconds, whereas it is recommended to wash hands for at least 20 seconds.

Here are the 5 steps which you need to follow while washing your hands- 

  •   Wet your hands with clean water, turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  •   Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  •   Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.
  •   Rinse your hands thoroughly with clean water.
  •   Dry your hands using a clean towel.
  •   Turn off the tap using a paper tissue or a towel.

 

Washing hands with hand wash or soap and water are one of the most effective ways to remove germs in most of the situations. But in some cases, hand wash, soap, or even water is not available in the vicinity. At that time, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 to 70% alcohol. Sanitizers are helpful to eliminate the germs on your hands. However, one should be mindful that it does not eliminate all types of germs. It is not effective when hands are oily or very dirty. It might not also remove some harmful chemicals like pesticides and heavy metals.

Hence, it is important to choose the right Handwash which is effective against germs and at the same time gentle on your skin. Introducing to you, VITHOBA Liquid Hand Wash. It contains vital ingredients like Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide Propyl, Betaine, Cocodiethylene Amide, Glycerine, Sodium Chloride, BHT, Citric Acid and perfume, which keeps your hand soft, clean, and germ-free for a long duration of time. It is also available in different fragrance; Active Sandal with the pure essence of natural sandalwood and Apple Musk with the scent of freshly plucked apples, which keeps your hands fresh and soft.

 Keep your family healthy and germ-free with our hand wash active formula. Keep illness-causing germs away with the Best Liquid Hand Wash.

 

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