Melissa Sherman, BSN, RN
As a mother of two young boys, I am constantly reminding them to wash their hands. They usually run in the bathroom, splash some water around and dry their hands on their pants and think the job is done. As fun as that is for them, it is so important to use proper hand-washing techniques in order to truly rid hands of those microscopic germs that can result in a cold or the flu. It is especially important for people with asthma, as respiratory infections are often a trigger for asthma. Washing your hands correctly is the best way to avoid getting sick and potentially making asthma worse. So what are the basic principles of hand-washing?
As a mother and a nurse, my own personal rule of thumb is anytime we come home, especially after running errands all morning or after being outside playing, we wash our hands! Here are five simple steps on how to wash your hands:
Washing your hands properly is one of the easiest and best ways to fight infection and stay healthy!
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