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How to wash your hands so that there are no dangerous bacteria left on them?

Almost from the very beginning of 2020 the whole worldConcerned about the worldwide spread of the CoVID-2019 coronavirus. According to the South China Morning Post, more than 3,200 people have died due to the disease at the time of writing, and this number continues to grow. To reduce the risk of contracting the disease, it is recommended to avoid coughing and sneezing, and wash your hands thoroughly after returning home. But do you know how to do this so that all dangerous bacteria die and rinse into the sink? This was recently told by biologist Miriam Warman, in addition, explaining how you can independently make an antibacterial agent.

You can make a good antiseptic yourself

Handwashing tips and homemade recipeantiseptic shared Business Insider. Many may think that using antibacterial agents is much more effective than washing their hands constantly, but this is far from the case. Yes, antiseptics kill microbes well, but they still remain on hand. Therefore, even after using an antiseptic, you must wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds. We already wrote about how to do this correctly in a special material.

DIY antibacterial

As a rule, the ability to wash hands with soapwe are always there. But with the search for antiseptics in pharmacies, during the epidemic of the coronavirus, problems may arise. According to biologist Miriam Warman, each person can make a good antibacterial agent on their own. The main component of such a solution is alcohol, which is isopropyl and ethyl. The first is usually used for grinding, and the second is found in alcoholic beverages. Isopropyl alcohol is most suitable for creating an antiseptic, but for home antiseptics you can also use the alcohol contained in vodka and other alcohol. Only here the alcohol content in them rarely exceeds 40%, and at least 60% is necessary to destroy most bacteria.

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Pouring a drink into a separate vessel, it is necessaryadd a few drops of aloe to it. Plant extract is necessary in order to avoid skin irritation. It is important to note that it must be ensured that the concentration of alcohol does not fall even lower than it is. In order not to make a mistake and create the most effective antiseptic, you can take two-thirds of a cup of 91% isopropyl alcohol and add a third of a cup of aloe extract to it. To eliminate the repulsive smell of a homemade antiseptic, you can add about ten drops of any essential oil to the solution.

Aloe can prevent skin irritation when using a homemade antiseptic

Also, if desired, at home, you canmake disinfectant wipes. To do this, just take a napkin or paper towel, and then soak it with an alcohol solution. With a napkin you can wipe not only your hands, but also objects surrounding you. As often as possible, wipe smartphones with a soft rag with alcohol, because today they are considered the dirtiest items. Also, do not forget about cleaning the door handles and other objects that you come into contact with dirty hands after returning from the street.

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Use antiseptics and wash your hands thoroughlyalways important. Indeed, many diseases are transmitted through the hands, even the flu and SARS. By the way, in the future, the coronavirus CoVID-2019 may well become a seasonal disease.