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Personal hygiene means keeping your body clean. Practicing good personal hygiene helps to keep infection and illness away. It also helps you avoid spreading infection and illness to other people.
Germs get on your hands from the things that you touch throughout the day. Washing your hands properly and often is a good way to prevent these germs from making you sick and spreading sickness to others.
When to wash your hands
How to wash your hands properly
If soap and clean running water are not available, use hand sanitizer. The hand sanitizer should contain at least 60% alcohol. Rub it all over the surfaces of your hands and wrists. Rub until dry.
This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
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