During COVID-19 pandemic, this is the utmost debate happens. It has been shared by the World Health Organisation that everyone needs to wash their hands with soap and water or Sanitizer. This is the next base of protection. The world is following the method very strongly. As it reduces the chances of being infected by the virus, this health measure has been popular among the popular. But meanwhile, when you are washing your hands, you need to that how to wash your hand by using soap and water or Sanitizer, which will be the better option to wash your hand etc.
Sanitizers help to clean our hands entirely. It is convenient enough to carry in a small bottle wherever we go. But it is not at all effective enough over every germ. Though hand sanitizers are effective over most of the infections, it must have 60% of alcohol to be effective enough. When the hands are not visibly dirty, then it worked perfectly. When you are in restaurants or in a get-together party, where you need to shake a lot of hands, then the sanitizers are the most efficient and effective to use. All you need to drop the sanitizer, rub all over your hands together, cover all the surfaces and then let it dry. Make sure that, until it dries completely, you should not touch anything.
In the other hand, as the soap and water is the age-old practice of washing hands, all you need to soak your hands with water and apply the soap. It can be a bar or liquid. The liquid is safer than the bar, as it is untouched by anyone. When your hand is visibly dirty, soap can remove all the dirt and make it very clean. Move the soap all over the surface of your hand, including all fingers, wrists, palms. Also, curl your fingers to scrub the soap to clean the area. Do this for 20 seconds at least. If you want to teach this to your child, then ask them to sing the Happy Birthday song twice while rubbing hands with soap.
When you will be done, then you can wash your hand and rinse the soap from the surface. Make sure that the water must be running, thus it will be more effective over the skin. Now, during coronavirus pandemic, many people have stored a lot of sanitizers. But many people don’t know how to use it or the proper amount to pour.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, the hand sanitizer will be effective, when it will use by dropping the correct amount. You need to rub it just like the soap and need to wait until the hands are dry. There is no need to wipe or wash the hands after using sanitizers. In the market there are a lot of sanitizers has been sailed to people.
Among them, the non-alcohol based or lower concentrations of sanitizers are not that effective to kill the germs, just like the alcohol-based do. The amount of alcohol must be at 60-90% to kill the germs while applying. But there are no scientific proofs that hand sanitizers are harmful enough. It can theoretically lead towards the antibacterial resistance.
When you are washing your hands with soap and warm water for the 20 seconds, it is effective enough to remove certain types of germs. Also, you need to be clean. Your room, clothes, bathroom, phone: you need to clean these frequently with the antimicrobial products.