Scientists: Handwashing gets rid of more germs than using hand sanitizers

Sanitizers and disinfectants may be convenient and easy to bring around, but they are not as effective as scrubbing your hands with soap and water. This is according to Roland Newman II, a family medicine physician at Penn State Health, who, in a statement, noted that traditional hand washing trumps sanitizers when it comes to keeping your hands clean. … Continue reading Scientists: Handwashing gets rid of more germs than using hand sanitizers

How to make DIY antibacterial hand sanitizer using non-toxic ingredients

Throughout America, many worried shoppers are stocking up on essential items to prepare for possible supply shortages and extended community lockdown because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Aside from food, buyers are also looking for important items like cleaning supplies, rubbing alcohol, soap and hand sanitizer. If you’re running low on hand sanitizer, there are … Continue reading How to make DIY antibacterial hand sanitizer using non-toxic ingredients

To prevent the spread of coronavirus in your community, it’s important to maintain proper survival hygiene

Keeping yourself clean is always important. With the rapid spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) all over the world, observing proper hygiene is even more crucial, especially since the disease is highly contagious. Here are some things to consider when maintaining your hygiene. (h/t to UrbanSurvivalSite.com) Hand hygiene To keep your hands free of bacteria and viruses, don’t … Continue reading To prevent the spread of coronavirus in your community, it’s important to maintain proper survival hygiene

UV camera image reveals how proper handwashing slows down the spread of coronavirus

People are panicking because of the steady spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), but tests using a special UV camera have confirmed a simple yet effective way of slowing down the spread of germs: thorough hand washing. Health experts are constantly advising the public to wash their hands, but people must also be educated on the best hand washing … Continue reading UV camera image reveals how proper handwashing slows down the spread of coronavirus

UK government launches campaign to stop coronavirus spread, urges everyone to wash their hands

The U.K. government is urging people to wash their hands as often as necessary and to avoid touching their faces with unclean hands. The advice comes as part of the second phase of a massive public awareness campaign, which aims to minimize the spread of the coronavirus. Health officials say that the virus may be picked up … Continue reading UK government launches campaign to stop coronavirus spread, urges everyone to wash their hands

Treating wounds: How to recognize and prevent wound infection

Can you recognize a wound infection — and do you know how to prevent it? These tips can help you keep a wound from getting infected. When a disease-causing microbe grows within the injured skin, it may lead to an infection. The person may notice red streaks and increased heat on the skin around the wound. The … Continue reading Treating wounds: How to recognize and prevent wound infection

DIY medical tips: What are antiseptics and why do you need them?

Basic hygiene practices such as washing hands with soap and water are taught from childhood. On top of washing, many people also use antiseptics to better get rid of germs. Rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, and iodine are some common antiseptics found in most homes. (h/t to BeansBulletsBandagesAndYou.com) Which is which: antiseptics, disinfectants, and antibiotics Preventing infection … Continue reading DIY medical tips: What are antiseptics and why do you need them?