As an ordinary person, washing hands correctly and promptly is the first key step to fight against COVID-19. Washing hands randomly could make the virus escaping from regular sanitizer, so we need to realize the importance of washing hands correctly.
Situations where you need to wash hands
- After outgoing
- After using the washroom
- After coughing or sneezing
- Before touching nose, eyes and mouth
- After cooking or preparing the raw material for cooking
- After touching the animals
Cautions about washing hands
- When purchasing sanitizer, kindly note if it has sufficient alcoholicity. As experts’research, sanitizer including 60% alcoholicity can kill the viruses.
- Wash hands with sufficient sanitizer, and make sure your palm, back of hands, fingers, and wrists are washed.
- After Applying sanitizer, rub two hands for around 15 seconds until the sanitizer evaporates.
7 steps to wash hands
Make your hands wet totally under flowing water.
Apply sanitizer or soap evenly on the entire palm, back of hands and fingers
Later, start to rub two hands
Step 1(inside): Make hands wet under flowing water, apply sufficient sanitizer(or soap), rub hands with fingers keeping together.
Step 2(outside): Left palm toward the back of the right hand, rub through fingers, then change two hands.
Step 3(cross fingers): Right palm to left palm, cross fingers, and rub.
Step 4(bend): Bend fingers, rub the back of fingers on another palm of hand, then change two hands.
Step 5(Thumb): Right hand hold thumb and rub from different directions.
Step 6(Stand): Bend right fingers, Keep right fingers together in left palm and rub from different directions, then change two hands.
Step 7(Wrist): rub wrists and arms, then change two hands.
Some questions about washing hands:
- Do we need to dry your hands via towel or tissue?
Commonly, most people get used to drying hands via a towel. As the medical research, towels can breed much bacteria. Cause we are meeting a special period, drying your hands via tissues is highly recommended. Disposable tissues can keep us safe better.
- How to prevent the side effects of sanitizer(or soap)
Some persons don’t trust that normal soap can’t prevent virus well, so they prefer wiping hands with 60% alcohol. However, wiping hands with alcohol frequently would cause dry skin or damage a protective layer of skin. Don’t worry about this problem if you use alcohol for washing hands sometimes. Expert advise a no-clean hand sanitizer is effective to kill bacteria, which contains materials that can protect your hands.
- Is it necessary to wash hands at home?
People have realized it’s critical to wash hands after outgoing. Some think their homes have been cleaned regularly, so washing hands isn’t as important as outgoing. Is that true? The answer is NO. The criterion to determine whether you need to wash hands is if you have touched easy-infection places.
- How to make your kids know the importance of washing hands
Parents should help kids to develop the habit of washing hands regularly. Cartoons about washing hands or ad campaign about COVID-19 could be shown to kids, make them realize washing hands is good for their health. Kids may remember those key points before a meal or other situations. If kids are not patient about washing hands, parents can sing an interesting song to catch their attention.
Whatever we meet COVID-19 or not, washing hands regularly can help us to prevent some bacteria. Parents should develop kids’ good habit of washing hands at an early age. We advise to keep this action always although COVID-19 would disappear future.