Do you wash your hands?

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  1. Ladybird33 profile image68
    Ladybird33posted 10 years ago

    Do you wash your hands everytime you go to the bathroom? Everytime? Be Honest

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      No question. Also after handling food, or going to the grocery store or touching anything in public. I learned to do this while I was working as a massage therapist. I have not had a single cold since beginning the practice. Hot as I can stand it water, and wash for as long as it takes to sing "Happy birthday to you. "

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        ralwusposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Amazing. I do the same thing Mark, only I sing it twice to be on the safe side. LOL

    2. TrinaLynne profile image83
      TrinaLynneposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yes I do especially in public restrooms.

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      MSmithHubposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, everytime.

      1. goldentoad profile image59
        goldentoadposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Liar, liar pants on fire.

  2. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 10 years ago

    Yes, every time; and each time before and after I prepare food and after eating (prevents cross contamination, etc.). After sneezing if I block it with my hand as well, and before and after using keyboards at public computing places. Have not had a cold in years and never had the flu in my life, gratefully.

    1. Ladybird33 profile image68
      Ladybird33posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Love this!!!

  3. Shil1978 profile image92
    Shil1978posted 10 years ago

    Of course - always. In fact, I am a bit of a cleanliness freak, bordering on being obsessive-compulsive - though thankfully not in the extreme sense of it.

  4. Mrvoodoo profile image59
    Mrvoodooposted 10 years ago

    Normally, but I find if I'm down the pub, the drunker I get the less important it becomes. 

    And after visiting the bathroom is pretty much the only time I do, I'll handle raw meat, chemicals whatever and then lick jam off my fingers, yummy! smile

    A little bit of grime does you good (possibly).

    1. Shil1978 profile image92
      Shil1978posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Ewww -- I'd never lick my fingers after doing all of that. But, then I am that sorta person. I am sure the grime does you good though smile

      1. Mrvoodoo profile image59
        Mrvoodooposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I've licked my fingers after doing a lot worse! lol wink

  5. dipless profile image75
    diplessposted 10 years ago

    Absolutely, unfortunately I work with computers in a hospital, so i seem to wash my hands and apply alcohol gel more oftern than i actually do my job! Oh well!

  6. rancidTaste profile image62
    rancidTasteposted 10 years ago

    Why not....?

    Always like to wash my hands with soap...

  7. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 10 years ago

    I do...

  8. Eaglekiwi profile image74
    Eaglekiwiposted 10 years ago

    Yep big hand washer here .
    Does make you wonder though all the places we touch ,maybe you can think of more.
    Shopping carts
    Shopping counters/checkout/racks/products/doors
    Hand-rails
    Bus seats
    Money/coins
    Door handles/knobs
    Telephones
    Library books
    Mail

    Guess its more the proportion of bugs and some is fine.

    1. Ladybird33 profile image68
      Ladybird33posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      You are sooo right, thanks for pointing the above out!

  9. Anti-Valentine profile image90
    Anti-Valentineposted 10 years ago

    I wash my hands after doing a lot of things. Keyboards apparently contain more germs than a toilet!

    I also wash after petting animals too, seeing as I have a killer cat that hunts anything that moves and probably has all sorts of nasty germs.

  10. Ivorwen profile image78
    Ivorwenposted 10 years ago

    Yes, each and every time.  I also wash for many other activities, such as food preparation, before and after meals, and anything to do with animals, gardening, cleaning or shopping.

  11. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 10 years ago

    I like that our grocery stores provide large containersof sanitary wipes at the entrances and throughout the stores.

  12. raiderfan profile image61
    raiderfanposted 10 years ago

    I just wipe my hands on my pants.

    1. Ladybird33 profile image68
      Ladybird33posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Gross smile

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        badcompany99posted 10 years agoin reply to this

        He is a Raider fan though, what can you expect smile

  13. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 10 years ago

    No, not every time. When I get up to pee in the middle of the night I sleepwalk back to bed. In public restrooms, yes, always.

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    badcompany99posted 10 years ago

    Always and tis disgusting if you dont. In my work we work the odd Saturday ok and usually somebody makes tea and brings it in those small plastic cups. Anyways I go for a Jimmy Riddle ( irish for pee ) and one of the guys I work with is in full flow, doncha just love graphic detail. Anyways out he walks as I clean my hands and as I am sitting down later I see him walking towards me with his hands fully wrapped round two plastic cups of tea. He turns to me and says " Heres a cup of tea for you Art"....Hands up if you guessed my 2 letter reply smile

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    dennisemattposted 10 years ago

    yes, i wash my hands. i flush the toilet at public bathrooms with my foot. i HATE being sick.

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      badcompany99posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Jeez way to go !

    2. Laughing Mom profile image61
      Laughing Momposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I just avoid the public bathrooms all together.  Alot if not most of those germs are airborne!!

      1. HealthCare Basics profile image68
        HealthCare Basicsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        If I avoided public bathrooms, I would have to wear Depends. When dixie whistles, I goota go!! Always wash hands for at least 20 seconds, paper dry (not on pants), and then use that paper to open the door to leave the bathroom. Bathroom door handles are loaded with germs.

    3. Kelsey Tallis profile image63
      Kelsey Tallisposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Ummm, do you think you could just use a piece of toilet paper over your hand to do that from now on? Or even your elbow? Because some people aren't so paranoid about touching a toilet handle, and what you are exposing others to is really disgusting...

  16. frogdropping profile image83
    frogdroppingposted 10 years ago

    Absolutely. Before during and after. I don't touch anything in public whatnots without covering my hands first. Etc.

    Probably not a bad idea if'n folks are walkers and not washers smile

  17. Teresa McGurk profile image59
    Teresa McGurkposted 10 years ago

    Since getting the cast taken off my forearm on Wednesday, I can now wash my hands properly.  The cast came halfway up my hand, with a hole for the thumb, and it was impossible to do more than run my fingers under the tap and try not to get the dressing wet. 
    Now I can soap my hands properly. . . LUXURY.

  18. thranax profile image65
    thranaxposted 10 years ago

    Yup, every time after using a bathroom. Also, while preparing food I also do.

    ~thranax~

  19. AEvans profile image74
    AEvansposted 10 years ago

    Yes, and I also wash my hands after I am outside with the dogs, before I make dinner, after dinner etc. I am a nurse and it is habit.smile

  20. Misha profile image66
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    When they get dirty... Otherwise - no tongue

  21. dineane profile image81
    dineaneposted 10 years ago

    I so know what you mean, Teresa! Congrats again on losing that cast!

  22. goldentoad profile image59
    goldentoadposted 10 years ago

    I lick my hands clean. I do it animal style.

    1. Laughing Mom profile image61
      Laughing Momposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      That explans alot....

    2. KCC Big Country profile image87
      KCC Big Countryposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Do I dare ask which animal?

      1. Laughing Mom profile image61
        Laughing Momposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I wouldn't.

        1. Anti-Valentine profile image90
          Anti-Valentineposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          A toad, no doubt.

  23. profile image47
    graphhikerposted 10 years ago

    Yes.  I wash my hands.  I drive my kids up the wall to get them to wash their's too.

  24. jimmythejock profile image85
    jimmythejockposted 10 years ago

    Washing my hands is compulsory i have been told that i have a problem though although I wouldn,t agree I am constantly washing my hands around every 10 mins exept when i am at work then i have to wait till breaks though it kills me to think I have to wait that long.....jimmy

    1. Anti-Valentine profile image90
      Anti-Valentineposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I also had a problem with washing my hands a lot years ago. The skin started coming off my hands. If you do wash your hands a lot, you should actually use a mild soap or moisturizing bar (a lot like soap).

      Now I don't do it as much, and I always have a bottle of hand sanitizer. You can get bottles that are small enough to carry around, but I don't. Wet Wipes are also good.

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    notorious_HAIposted 10 years ago

    hell yes and I carry sanitizer with me.  I use it after I shake hands with people.  I have driest hand in the history of the world from doing this.  My hands look 105 years old. Who do you know that doesn't wash their hands after going to the bathroom???? Naughty!!

  26. cashmere profile image77
    cashmereposted 10 years ago

    Yes I do!

  27. Pete Maida profile image60
    Pete Maidaposted 10 years ago

    Yes and I wash for at least 15 to 20 seconds; that's about two times through singing Happy Birthday.  Yes I do sing it to myself.

    1. Ladybird33 profile image68
      Ladybird33posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, Happy Birthday...common theme when doing the research smile

    2. nyliram profile image58
      nyliramposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Me also, it is important I think for the hygiene. it surprise me that so many people use the tissue, and donnot wash hands after touching. Then they leave all over place. This can easily affect other people.

 
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