do you always wash your hands?

Philippines
October 2, 2010 1:31pm CST
a pleasant day fellow mylotter, i am just curious if you do wash your hands very often. i just saw a campaign in one of the advertisement shown on the television, that, we should wash our hands often. in addition, a doctor told us the same, that to wash the hands often. especially, after using the toilet, since this place is prone to bacteria. my concern is, is it fine to wash the hands though your hands are tied up working in the computer for almost 9 hours. and if i will going to wash my hands, this might cause a spasm since my hands are tired. for this reason, i am not washing my hands that often instead, i am just using a hand sanitizer. how about you, do you always wash your hands? what if your hands are tired and tied up working for longer hours - do you still tend to wash hands?
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@celticeagle (116655)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Oct 10
I wash my hands after I use the bathroom. I read an article years ago about the germs in and around the bathroom and I always wash my hands. Trying to get my grandson to wash his hands is very different matter. I don't care for hand santitizers. They tend to dry out my hands and I just don't care for them.
@celticeagle (116655)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Oct 10
And that is not my intent. I want to soften my skin. I like aloe vera and cucumber.
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@Blondie2222 (20984)
• United States
3 Oct 10
I try to wash my hands lot thruout the day. But at work I mostly just use the hand sanatizer because I don't always have time to go to the bathroom and wash my hands. But when I use the rest room I always wash my hands afterwards. Its nasty if you don't..
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• Canada
2 Oct 10
Yes I always wash my hands after using the bathroom. If I do not, it feels dirty and I feel hesitant to go on with my day The bathroom, especially the toilet, contains millions of bacteria and scrubbing my hands with soap for 15-20 seconds is good to rid any germs on my hands. I believe hand sanitizer is good if you just want to keep your hands free of germs. Washing your hands is what I always prefer before I eat and when coming home from being out.If your hands are tired like you say, try just soaking them in warm or hot water for a couple seconds before using soap, as it feels soothing and relaxes the muscles in my hand.
• United States
2 Oct 10
I think that washing your hands after using the bathroom is necessary. The amount of bacteria and germs that are present in bathrooms are intense. SO i would always wash my hands before leaving the bathroom.
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• United States
2 Oct 10
Ys I wash my hands very often. Too many germs and bacteria out there to not. I used to use the hand sanitizer more but my doctor advised me to not use it much because those kill the good bacteria that you need in addition to killing the bad. They are also strongly acohol based which will dry out your hands quite a bit, especially in the colder winter months.
• United States
2 Oct 10
I am very bad about washing my hands also. I definately wash them after they are noticeably dirty but I know I should do it way more often. I just dont think about it enough I guess.
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@elmiko (6640)
• United States
2 Oct 10
yeah i wash my hands consistently. i don't see why it would be such an effort to wash your hands. does it really take that much effort even if your hands are tired? a hand sanitizer is still good enough though. it actually might be even better since all hand sanitizers i've seen kills 99.9 percent of all germs which i've seen on their labels.
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@thebest1 (658)
• Romania
2 Oct 10
Hello,there! Yes,I wash my hands and I learn my daughter to do it too!Here,in my house,this is a thing which become like eating LOL.Doesn't matter if our hands is tired or frozen(Is very cold here,in the winter season),or something else.We wash our handsin any condition.My daughter do it as first thing when she comes home after school,or after she playing with my dog! So..I think washing hands must be doing in any conditions! happy lotting!
@SilverKing (1021)
• Canada
2 Oct 10
Yeah i always wash my hands after using the washroom.I think that it is neccessary to remove the germs that are on my hands and it really helps prevent bacteria on my hands from making me sick.I have seem people leave the washroom and never wash their hands and go hand money to a cashier.I find this truely sick and they should be ashamed that they would do that and potentially get the cashier sick to.
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3 Oct 10
I was my hands every time I come home from anywhere I've been, before I prepare to cook something or just eat and if I clean my house I wash my hands after the cleaning, that's pretty often.
3 Oct 10
wash* Sorry a mistype.
@chinkai28 (116)
• Philippines
4 Oct 10
definitely yes.. because washing hands could prevent the spreading of germs and bacteria that cause us to get sick. This time of year here is the season when many people get sore eyes. a lot gets infected because they do not value the importance of washing hands so they easily catch the virus.
@narthan (326)
• India
3 Oct 10
though it is recommended that we wash our hands regularly it is not always possible as it is subject to availability of water. For example you cannot expect to wash your hands regularly while you are travelling especially in a public transport. In such cases off course you can use hand sanitizer which is proved to be as good as hand wash.In my opinion the criteria is to keep your hands clean no matter what you use hand wash or sanitizer, as long it serves the purpose you can always a sanitizer.
@jet2r0cks (193)
• Philippines
3 Oct 10
I wash my hands all the time. ALL THE TIME. I just have to keep my hands clean. I wash my hands for the tiniest reasons, from using a remote, to when I touch my feet (which I also like to keep clean, btw XD), after eating, etc. Like you, I also use hand sanitizer after using the computer for a long time, or after playing video games. One time I washed my hands after playing a video game and my hands got stiff because of that :| so since then I started using hand sanitizer instead. I always have hand sanitizer with me. I also use hand sanitizer if I'm too lazy to go to the bathroom or if there is no water source nearby.
@pogi253 (1587)
• Philippines
3 Oct 10
It is very important to wash our hands on a regular basis because washing our hands prevent sicknesses. By washing our hands regularly, it keeps away germs that have been picked up from the environment, people, places, toilets, animals, and the air.
@louie847 (350)
• Philippines
3 Oct 10
Yes I always wash my hands. And in any occassion washing our hands with soap is still the best way to keep it clean and prevent spreading of bacteria and cause of diseases.
• United States
3 Oct 10
yes i wash my hand more often!after playing my dog,after feeding pets,after touching everything that i think has bacteria or germs!!after using computer for almost 8 hours i let my hand rest for 15-30 mins then start washing it.because i heard from my mom,friends,some other people saying that washing your hands after a long hours using computer is not good!makin the hand shake by itself,ect.
@laken02 (3067)
• United States
3 Oct 10
i feel like you do on this issues..i do wash my hands when it counts, like after bathroom use, petting the dogs ect... but i dont wash as often as i should with the other stuff.. like after using the computer.. i like your idea of using hand sanitizer i think i will buy me some today and start doing that.. we can never be too careful when it comes to germs...
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
3 Oct 10
I always try to wash my hands no matter where i might be. It is the best way to keep germs from spreading. It is important for our health to be as sanitary as we can be.
• United Arab Emirates
3 Oct 10
No i dont wash it often, but i do wash it before eating fodd or break fast.
• Philippines
3 Oct 10
I am not afraid of germs but I wash my hands as often as necessary. But when I am in the office I use the hand sanitized because my hands are tired from computer use in the office. Washing of hands prevents the spread of unwanted diseases. I also use lotion after wards so as to keep my hands soft.