Created on: August 16, 2009 Last Updated: August 18, 2009
Germs are organisms which can cause diseases in us. Most of the time, these organisms are unnoticed due to the microscopic nature of their structure. Because of their ability to land in human beings or any other larger organism, it is possible for them to use the host in order to feed and proliferate. This makes the host weaker and functionally imbalanced in its existence.
Therefore, the main aim in preventing diseases will be to stop these germs from landing on us as well as prevent them having the ability to proliferate and spread.
Keeping germs away is not an individual task. It is a task that should be taken seriously by all human beings, if we are to prevent diseases from spreading and making us ill.
So, the million dollar question will be, how?
The list of avenues in keeping the germs away is as broad as the Great Wall of China! Even though we emphasize these methods repeatedly, hardly anyone seems to be practicing these steps with due consideration. Let us look at some of the most important steps that can be taken in keeping the germs away.
Washing your hands regularly is associated with reduced risk of contracting diseases as well as spreading them. Following using toilet, before preparing food, returning after going to public places, following work in the garden, after cleaning and dusting are some of the instances that should immediately be followed by hand washing.
Washing of the hand does not mean 'wetting the hand'. The washing should be done in a methodical manner that effectively cleans underneath of the nails and finger webs. If you are working in a germ prone site such as a hospital, following these techniques is vital. The recommended hand washing techniques can be found in the World Health Organization web site as well.
In certain instances, a more effective means of hand washing is been used and is called 'scrubbing' rather than washing.
In all these instances, use of an anti-bacterial soap or a detergent is a must.
Another important aspect of hand washing is not to over do it. This will affect negatively as it would destroy normal flora of the skin. This normal flora is a protective layer of the skin against external pathogenic organisms.
Cutting your nails short:
Long nails tend to collect dirt and germs underneath. By cutting them short, they're easier to clean as well as prevent any collection of dirt and germs.
Avoid sharing of linen, towels and utensils:
This would be a definite advantage if you're planning
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