Health Tip: When Should I Wash My Hands?
(HealthDay News) -- Washing your hands is among the best and easiest ways to prevent infection and the spread of germs.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says you should always wash your hands:
Before, during and after you prepare food.
Before you eat.
Before and after you care for someone who is sick or has an open wound.
After you go to the bathroom, help a child use the bathroom or change a baby's diaper.
After you cough, sneeze or blow your nose.
After you handle garbage, animals, animal feed or animal waste.
- If Kids Think Someone's Watching, They're More Likely to Wash Their Hands
April 19, 2014
- Bacteria May Survive Longer in Contact Lens Solution Than Thought
April 17, 2014
Learn More About Sharp
Sharp HealthCare is San Diego's health care leader with seven hospitals, two medical groups and a health plan. Learn more about our San Diego hospitals, choose a Sharp-affiliated San Diego doctor or browse our comprehensive medical services.
Copyright ©2012 HealthDay. All rights reserved.