What Can You Do So You Don’t Catch A Cold Or Flu?
I see on facebook and other social media, everyone is sick. Some of my friends have had to stay home with their sick child. I read more and more that people are getting sick and there are easy ways to avoid being the next bed ridden person.
According to care2.com, Doctors are saying you should wash your hands in cold water. When people use hot water sometimes they don’t hold their hands under the water long enough. People will hold their hands under the water longer when it’s cold. It also saves energy by not waiting for the water to heat up. Doctors at Vanderbilt University say water at any temperature will do the trick.
You should be washing, both sides, with plenty of soap, rubbing them constantly, for about 20 to 30 seconds, the longer the better.
According to the CDC Government Page:
When should you wash your hands?
Before, during, and after preparing food
Before eating food
Before and after caring for someone who is sick
Before and after treating a cut or wound
After using the toilet
After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
After touching garbage
How to correctly wash.
Wet your hands apply soap. Rub your hands together to make a lather and scrub them well; be sure to scrub the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails. Continue rubbing your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice. Rinse your hands well under running water. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry.