Hand washing in children can save life

Hand washing

 

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Hand washing can save many lives. It prevents spread of infections and decrease incidence of illnesses which in turn leads to increase productivity.

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Five simple and effective steps are

  • Wet
  • Lather
  • Scrub for 20 seconds
  • Rinse
  • Dry

It helps prevent spread of germs and prevent sickness.

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When to wash hands:

  • Before and after eating food
  • After using washroom/changing diapers
  • Coughing, sneezing, blowing of nose
  • Handling garbage
  • Playing with pets
  • Taking care of sick person at home
  • Coming back after long day at office (especially before greeting small children)

 

What If there is no water and soap??

Use hand sanitizer. These are alcohol based sanitizers; they quickly reduce microbes significantly. But washing hand with soap and water is the best option.

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Hand washing is like vaccination, it prevents spread of infection. More important it is, if you have a small baby at home.

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Regards

Dr Rahul Varma

“Healthy Kids, Happy Family”

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