Hand Santizer

The best way to prevent the spread of infections and decrease the risk of getting sick is by washing your hands with plain soap and water advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is essential, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing one’s nose. If soap and water are not available, CDC recommends consumers use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

 

Hand hygiene with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer should be done frequently, and especially at the following times:

• Preparing food

• Eating

• Inserting or removing contact lenses

• Rendering first aid or treating a person who is ill

• Administering medication or completing a medical procedure

• Any contact with blood, body fluids, or soiled objects •

Using the toilet •

Assisting with personal hygiene, such as changing diapers

• Touching animals or animal waste

• Food preparation, especially after handling raw meat, poultry, or fish

• Blowing your nose, using a tissue or coughing or sneezing into your hands

• Treating or touching open wounds or a person who is sick or injured

• After handling trash or garbage •

After playing outdoors