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Hand Washing

3 Keys to Wash Your Hands Properly

 

Washing your hands is vital to keep from getting COVID-19. But are you washing your hands properly?


1.    Keep it hot - Start by wetting your hands up to the wrists thoroughly. Use hot water; it kills more bacteria.

2.    Lather up - Rub soap between your hands until you’ve created a rich lather, then rub the lathered soap over the entire surface area of your skin, including the back, the front, and in between the fingers.

3.    Take time - To kill bacteria, and viruses, the soap must be in contact with your skin for at least 20 seconds.

Author
Lorenzo Berlanga MD Dr. Berlanga is President and owner of the Medical Procedures Center.

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