What is the best way to wash hands?
When we wash our hands with soap, the soap breaks up the oil on our skin in which bacteria can live. This oil is important in keeping our skin supple (which is why it becomes dry and cracked if we have to wash frequently). To wash our hands properly we need to use the right technique: First, when we soap (or use any other hand cleanser) we must make sure to wash each finger and thumb individually, and pay particular attention to the area between the fingers and the base of the thumb. If we are using soap, we need to rinse thoroughly (some cleansers do not require rinsing) because this removes dirt and bacteria.
Finally, if using soap, we need to dry our hands completely because damp hands will attract high concentrations of air-borne bacteria. There is some evidence that drying with paper towels is more effective than either air-dryers or cloth towels. Some preparations, when used, do not need rinsing or drying, so always make sure that you know how to use any hands cleanser properly.
What is MRSA and how does it affect animals?
How did my dog become colonized with MRSA?
Are some animals more MRSA prone than others?
What are the MRSA challenges for dogs with dermatitis issues?
What kinds of treatment are available for animals with MRSA?
Should I isolate my mrsa positive pet?
What can you do at home to help your MRSA infected pet?
What should I be asking my vet about MRSA
What is known about MRSA in cats?
Is it possible for dogs to be decolonized?
Is there bedding that will help a animal with an MRSA infection?
If family members and/or pets are mrsa positive will a newborn catch it?
Is clothing and other household items an MRSA problem for pets?
If my pet is MRSA positive will I catch it?
Will my MRSA positive pet contaminate my home?
What is known about MRSA in horses?
How long does MRSA stay alive on surfaces
Handwashing is effective in thwarting household MRSA - what's the best method?
Will my pet get MRSA if they eat infected bandages?
What is good infection control practice for Pet Visitor animals?
How can I choose a good vet
Where can I find scientific evidence about MRSA and staph in animals
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