This is a season of parties, gathering with family and friends, traditions, celebrations and shopping. This is also prime season for germs to interrupt your fun! You can do some simple things to prevent germs from spreading. The Henry the Hand Foundation has declared the week of December 2nd as National Handwashing Awareness Week. This is a great time to teach your children, protect yourself, and spread the word not the germs!
Follow these tips to decrease your chances of getting sick this winter:
1. Wash your hands every time you come home.
2. Wash your hands before you eat.
3. Do not touch the “T-Zone” (eyes, nose and mouth).
4. Clean surfaces in your home like doorknobs, countertops and water faucet handles and children’s toys.
5. You can use common household cleaning products containing hydrogen peroxide, chlorine, or soap.
6. Wash your hands after touching a sick person’s tissue, or laundry.