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Dirty Hands Diseases

Few people nowadays thinks that basic hygiene such as hand washing is very important to human health. Thanks to them we can save yourself a lot of serious infectious diseases.

Dirty Hands Diseases

Why should we wash the hands

Hands are our main tool that we use in everyday life, in everyday life. Hands, we turn to the hundreds of different items such as door handles, money, computer keyboards, handrails, telephone and so on. All these items are not sterile, so their surfaces are thousands of different bacteria, which when ingested favorable conditions, for example in the human organism capable of causing disease. Therefore, hands should be washed necessarily, especially before eating, after the street, and after using the toilet.

Diseases dirty hands

Most infectious diseases are transferred by means of dirty hands. The most common nowadays diseases that can be caught, if not to wash hands thoroughly, include:

  • Dysentery.
  • Cholera.
  • Typhoid fever.
  • Salmonellosis.
  • Hepatitis A.
  • SARS.
  • Influenza.
  • Diseases caused by helminths.

Intestinal infections

most common intestinal infections fall into body during the summer, when the ambient temperature is particularly favorable for the rapid growth of these microorganisms. Enough to take up the dirty hands to touch food or lips, and symptoms of intestinal infection does not take long to wait. These include: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and other symptoms of intoxication. If intestinal infection particularly aggressive, this can lead to dehydration and even a direct threat to life.


main SARS prevention is frequent hand washing with antibacterial soap to prevent the virus on mucous membranes. This rule is equally helps against viruses, bacteria and against.

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is transmitted by the fecal-oral route, so it is quite obvious that the Hepatitis can and dirty hands. For example, if after going to the toilet did not wash them thoroughly with an antibacterial agent. Once the virus into the body through the oral cavity, it begins to actively destroy hepatocytes - liver cells, which can lead to serious health problems.


helminths most cases fall into the human body from the animals. Enough to pat pet and wash hands to parasites entered the body and caused various diseases. Most often, people become infected pinworms or ascarids. But in some cases more serious parasitic infection. The main symptoms of helminthiasis are shown as well as intestinal infection - nausea, headache, gastrointestinal disorders function.

When and how to wash your hands

Wash hands absolutely necessary:

  • After using the toilet.
  • After coming home from the street.
  • After coming to work.
  • Before each meal .

Wash hands with soap and water should always be, as it is capable of 99% kill all pathogens. Lather your hands thoroughly, without losing the area between the fingers and under the nails. Rinse with desirable only under running water. Particular attention is paid to hygiene nails. Regrown nails - a place accumulation of pathogens, so the nails should be cut regularly.

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