The Biggest Way To Avoid Catching the Flu
People are scared because of the flu making it's way through the area. I heard that Minnesota is the worst of all the states for the flu symptoms. Is the flu shot the answer, well, people are on both sides of that issue. Here's one BIG way to avoid getting the flu.
Doctors are saying you should wash your hands in cold water. When people use hot water sometimes they don't hold their hands under the water long enough. People will hold their hands under the water longer when it's cold.
You should be washing, both sides, with plenty of soap, rubbing them constantly, for about 20 to 30 seconds, the longer the better.
According to the CDC Government Page:
When should you wash your hands?
Before, during, and after preparing food
Before eating food
Before and after caring for someone who is sick
Before and after treating a cut or wound
After using the toilet
After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
After touching garbage
How to correctly wash.
Wet your hands apply soap. Rub your hands together to make a lather and scrub them well; be sure to scrub the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails. Continue rubbing your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the "Happy Birthday" song from beginning to end twice. Rinse your hands well under running water. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry.