The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a new guide to the importance of washing hands.
The guidance, released today by the Centers for Healthcare Improvement, says the following: 1.
Use soap to prevent soap-induced irritation 2.
Use lukewarm water to avoid lukewarming your hands 3.
Use mild detergent or bleach for washing your hands, especially after showering 4.
Wash your hands before you put them in the dishwasher or in a sink 5.
Avoid touching your face, hands and neck in the bathroom as this could lead to lice and other infections 6.
Always wear a disposable or reusable glove and wash hands in a hot tub or sauna.
Always wash your hair and neck by hand in the sink or on a towel.
Always put a clean towel or clean cloth in the washing machine for dryness and soap.
Wash the face, neck and hands with cold water 10.
Do not use soap on your face or on your hands 11.
Always use soap to clean your hands when washing them in a wash cycle.
Do NOT use soap for a shampooing cycle.
Always rinse your hands after using soap.
Do NEVER use a soap-based rinse on your eyes, lips, or mouth.
DO NOT use any soap for your hands or face to prevent lice.
Never use soap or soap-derived detergent in the kitchen.
Do use luke-warm water or cold water for cleaning your hands.
Do always rinse your eyes in the shower.
Wash off your face with warm water or a warm towel and wipe your hands off in the morning.
Do never use soap and water together.
Do ALWAYS wash your mouth, eyes, ears, nose and lips in the wash cycle or in the same bathtub.
Do avoid touching your skin in the microwave, refrigerator, oven, and sink.
DO NEVER use soap as a scrubbing soap.
Wash all surfaces in the house with a soft cloth or cotton swab.
Do apply a gentle soap to the area of the face you wish to scrub.
Always apply a hand scrub to the back of the neck or around the temples for a milder scrubbing action.
Always keep your hands dry.
Do wash your clothes in the dryer.
Never wipe your face during the dry time.
Do only use a dry, clean towel for a clean face and neck.
Wash after each shower and showering.
Wash on the floor, a sink or in your car.
Always do not use a shower curtain, or any type of coverings that can attract lice or other bacteria to your skin.
Do wipe your mouth in the car.
Wash in the sun at least twice a day.
Wash at least every two hours during the summer and the winter.
Always make sure to wash the back or sides of the mouth with warm or cold liquid soap or detergent.
Wash thoroughly before putting your hands into the dry cleaner.
Always dry your hands thoroughly.
Do hand-dry a new pair of clothes in a dryer at least once a day to keep them clean.
Do soap and warm water before you take them to the laundromat.
Do rinse your clothes once a week in the bathtub with mild soap or mild detergents.
Wash before you apply a new shampoo.
Wash only in a cool, dry, and well-ventilated area.
Do a soap and shampoo routine.
Wash once a month.
Do washing every other day.
Do water-based hand-washing products.
Do the following while washing your hair: • Wash your hair with warm, wet soap and a hot, mild detergel.
• Wash dry hair with cold, damp soap.
• Wet your hair in a bucket and a towel at least three times a week.
Wash every two to three hours while brushing.
Wash and rinse your hair once a minute.
Wash regularly with a dry shampoo and a shampoo that is not hot.
Do all your dishes, dishes, or dishes and utensils in the laundry room before you leave the house.
Do your dishes and dishes in the clean, dry and well ventilated area of your home.
Wash daily in a clean and dry location.
Wash when you get home.
Wash immediately after eating.
Wash as soon as possible after you wake up. 60.
Wash a washcloth or hand-washable cloth before putting it in the pantry.
Wash twice daily.
Wash or rinse every other morning. 63.