Common cold is said to be the most common contagious disease in humans. Hygiene The average adult gets the common cold infection two to four times a year whereas average child can be sick six to twelve times a year.
Thus it comes as no surprise that common colds are the most general reason that children miss school and parents miss work.
A cold virus is mainly spread Hygiene:
Tiny air droplets that are released when persons contracting common cold coughs, sneezes, or blows their nose. It is common to catch a cold also if you touch your eyes, mouth or nose after touching a contaminated surface such as a door handle. It is good to keep in mind though, that exposure to virus doesn’t mean that exposed person will definitely catch a cold.
One of the easiest and most effective preventative measures to avoid getting common cold and other infectious diseases such as flu is to practice good hygiene. Here are some simple guidelines to remember.
Remember to wash your hands, often.
Hand washing will not only protect you from virus exposure but it also prevents you from spreading germs. Wash your hands with warm, soapy water for at least 15 seconds. Remember that approximately 90% of germs reside under nails. Thus it is important to get the soap and water under the finger nails also.
Simple way to take care of this is to dip your finger nails into. A tub containing creamy soap so that soap gets around cuticles. And under the finger nails. After Hygiene soaping use a soft brush to scrub under the nails. Then rub soap all over your hands and wash with warm water.
If Hygiene and soap are not available:
For hand washing then it recommend to use alcohol base hand sanitizer. Please keep in mind that alcohol based sanitizers should not replace soap and water in daily use.
Use a tissue to cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue, use your upper sleeve or elbow to cover your mouth and nose. Remember to put your used tissue in the waste basket where it belongs.
Always wash your hands Hygiene:
After using a public lavatory and use a paper towel to open the door. This is to prevent the exposure to germs on the handle left by multiple people who are not as thorough washing their hands as you are Hygiene.
Try to keep your hands of your face. Most of us have habits like biting nails, picking nose or touching our eyes. Unfortunately these habits give the viruses a welcome mat into our system.
Habits is not easy but with just a little effort you can easily increase your odds of staying healthy. And who knows, Hygiene maybe you are able to get rid of a bad habit for good.