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Health Tip: Scrub Hands Thoroughly

(HealthDay News) -- To get rid of germs on your hands, you should make sure you're washing properly.

The World Health Organization offers these handwashing guidelines:

  • Get your hands completely wet, then squirt enough soap to cover the entire surface of your hands.
  • Rub your hands together palm to palm, then rub palms over the backs of the opposite hands.
  • Rub palms together with fingers laced, then bend fingers and interlock palm to palm to scrub.
  • Grasp one thumb with the palm of the opposite hand and scrub, then do the same with the opposite.
  • Rub the fingers of each hand back and forth on the opposite palm.
  • Rinse hands thoroughly, dry hands with a clean towel and use the towel to turn off the faucet.
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