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Cold and Flu Prevention Tips - Tip #2

Tip #2: Wash or sanitize hands thoroughly and often Frequently hand washing with regular soap is an effective way to get rid of cold and flu germs.

Using regular soap is fine because rubbing the hands together for at least 20 seconds is what eliminates germs – long enough to sing the Happy Birthday song twice. Make sure to clean under the nails, backs of hands, between fingers, and wrists.

If you can’t get to soap and water often enough, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol to kill cold and flu germs.

This may be a good option for older adults who can’t easily get up to wash their hands.

Reposted from DailyCaring

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