Health Alert- Can't Touch This

By DB
@dgobucks226 (12105)
January 3, 2018 3:34pm CST
You might of heard of the song "Can't Touch This'" by the muscian MC Hammer. Well, I am not a fan of his music, but his song title does make a great point regarding staying healthy. Here are some tips on keeping those germs at bay particularly during cold/flu season, or anytime of the year. This list by Reader's Digest should prove helpful to you in maintaining overall health: 1. Keep your hands off your face -Your hands are covered with germs which can be spread to other sensitive body areas. Ever notice people resting their face in their hands while studying or working on the internet? It is a habit that is more common than you think and can actually plug your skin pores leading to worsening acne. Not something a teenager wants to deal with. 2. Keep your hands off your eyes - This is an extremely sensitive body area. Rubbing your eyes can cause wrinkles and dark spots to form over time. It is even possible to get dirt particles in them which would scratch your cornea. 3. Keep your hands off your nose - The inside of your nose contains healthy bacteria. By putting your hands there harmful bacteria is added which causes infection. 4. Keep your hands off your belly button - This is the dirtiest area of your body due to the navel's shape and dirt collecting ability. 5. Keep your hands off of your mouth - Tell that one to an infant. The average person's mouth plays host to around 34 to 72 different strains of bacteria. Most of them are harmless—some are even beneficial to your oral health, but adding in extra germs from your hands can alter the balance of your mouth. This inbalance can lead to illness. So, there are a few hints for health prevention. For those getting through the Winter weather (which is bad enough) having a cold, flu or infection will make your season even worse. Keeping those hands out of body openings is a common sense way to stay healthy. Diseases like sinus infections, acne, stys and gastrointestinal conditions can be avoided through keeping your hands from roaming to unwanted areas. In addition, be aware of other items filled with germs like doorknobs, faucets, bannisters and microwaves. In closing, adhere to the advice of MC Hammer, who indirectly through his music makes a great point, "Can't Touch This," and apparently a lot of other things too. Maybe you can provide some additional warnings or advice? Source- Reader's Digest Photo- Pinterest.com
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@TRBRocks420 (77312)
• Banks, Oregon
3 Jan
I wash my hands quite often.
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@dgobucks226 (12105)
5 Jan
With all the objects that can carry germs it is a must
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@Corbin5 (105933)
• United States
3 Jan
I always tell myself "Do Not Touch Your Face!" when this season of illness comes our way. I feel bad for belly buttons due to them getting such a bad rap, though. I do wear a surgical mask if I visit anyone in the hospital since I have an autoimmune disorder. Heck, I think everyone should wear a surgical mask and sterile gloves whenever they can.
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@dgobucks226 (12105)
5 Jan
Those are very interesting comments. You do see many wearing those surgical masks in public on the newscast from time to time. And hospitals are germ carriers although you would think that place would be sterilized to the max. But, sick people are in hospitals so many germs are spread about.
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@JohnRoberts (56689)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Jan
Wash, wash wash!
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@dgobucks226 (12105)
5 Jan
Sound and effective advice!
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@celticeagle (118210)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Jan
So basically don't touch your own body.
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@dgobucks226 (12105)
5 Jan
Yep, that should help! And check out Nanette's comments on germ spreaders too. Actually, many good suggestions to read here!
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@celticeagle (118210)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Jan
@dgobucks226 .......Yes! Grocery carts are awful.
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@dgobucks226 (12105)
5 Jan
@celticeagle This germ topic is starting to freak me out!
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@nanette64 (17610)
• Fairfield, Texas
4 Jan
Grocery carts and door handles at businesses carry a lot of germs, so it helps to take sanitary wipes with you @dgobucks226 .
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@dgobucks226 (12105)
4 Jan
I always notice those sanitary wipes at grocery stores where I live. Also in hospitals, although that place is one I would rather not frequent.. Using those wipes is definitely a great idea
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@Ganma7 (2829)
5 Jan
@dgobucks226 absolutely! So many people who do not wash their hands touch those carts
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@nanette64 (17610)
• Fairfield, Texas
5 Jan
@dgobucks226 Oh and handling cash money. You never know how many hands have touched the bills or change.
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@toniganzon (49816)
• Philippines
3 Jan
Keep. a hand sanitiser with you at all times and wash your hands with soap and water before eating.
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@dgobucks226 (12105)
5 Jan
Yes, a hand sanitizer is a very effective germ fighter. Don't leave home without it, lol.
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@toniganzon (49816)
• Philippines
6 Jan
@dgobucks226 I always have one in my purse and I leave one in the car too.
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@dgobucks226 (12105)
6 Jan
@toniganzon You are one prepared germ fighter Toni! I need to get more prepared like you
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@FayeHazel (17912)
• United States
4 Jan
Ah yes. Should be easy. I'm a germ-o-phobe. Didn't know about the naval though...
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@dgobucks226 (12105)
5 Jan
Me neither! Does make sense although not something you would think about.
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@FayeHazel (17912)
• United States
5 Jan
@dgobucks226 True, it's like a little dirt catcher lol
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@dgobucks226 (12105)
5 Jan
@FayeHazel Well, I don't know if I would put it that way, but point taken
@Shiva49 (12939)
• Singapore
4 Jan
Maybe tough to follow as we inadvertently do those but we should become more aware and make it a habit - siva
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@dgobucks226 (12105)
5 Jan
Yes, very difficult to avoid germs and bad habits. Interesting how many objects we touch that we forget are germs spreaders besides our own person.
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@Shiva49 (12939)
• Singapore
5 Jan
@dgobucks226 I read toilet doors are a big culprit with stains of urine and worse! siva
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@dgobucks226 (12105)
5 Jan
@Shiva49 Yes, I absolutely hate to use toilet stalls away from home. It can be disgusting
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@Mshafeeq (1569)
• Bangalore, India
17 Jan
Washing hands is good for your body. wash hands oftenly.
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@dgobucks226 (12105)
18 Jan
Yep, it is one of the best ways to fight germs.
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@teamfreak16 (41150)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
16 Jan
I think you pretty much covered it. Good advice, especially this time of year.
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@dgobucks226 (12105)
17 Jan
Thanks I just went out and bought some hand sanitizer
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@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Jan
tthankjs fr all that great advice we allk need to heed this specialy in ths flu season
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@dgobucks226 (12105)
5 Jan
Thank you Patsie! Not always a topic we think about but one to be aware of...