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Washing Your Hands

washing hands with soap

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Washing your hands helps you:

  • Stay healthy
  • Avoid a cold or the flu

Remember to wash your hands:

  • Before you eat
  • After you blow your nose
  • After you cough or sneeze
  • After you use the bathroom
  • Before and after you visit people who are sick

Here is how to wash your hands:

  • Wet your hands with warm water.
  • Use soap!
    • Rub soap all over your hands.
  • Make sure you clean:
    • Between your fingers
    • The front and back of each hand
    • Under your fingernails
    • On your wrists
  • Rub your hands together.
  • While you rub:
    • Count slowly to 10.
    • Then, count to 10 again.
  • Rinse your hands.
    • Get off all the soap.
  • Dry your hands.
    • Use a clean cloth or paper towel to dry your hands.
    • Use a towel to turn off the water.

Remind other people to wash too.

  • You can share these tips with your friends!
  • The more people who wash their hands, the healthier everyone will be!

 

Last updated on Tue, 03/09/2010 - 14:31