Google Scholar. Hand washing is the most effective and simple method of preventing the spread of communicable diseases (Burton et al., 2011). This is a good reason for maintaining a healthy immune system. (2010). It's also a good idea to increase the amount of hand washing when a bacterial infection (or an infection by a fungus or a virus) is spreading through our community or home. Staphylococcus aureus was also the most common isolate (81.3%) recovered after hand washing followed by E. coli (18.7%). The indicated soaps for the study were Dettol and Tetmosol soaps. A study on hand contamination and HandWashing practices amongMedical students. If you're in a hurry, it can be tempting to … Money. Hygiene is very important to prevent the spread of disease. A structured questionnaire was administered to the pupils for information on demography, hand hygiene practice, and their awareness on the importance of hand washing. 2015;4:155–61. Particles released into the air by wringing the hands together were collected in a slit sampler before and after washing with bar soap, with three surgical scrubs, and after rubbing them with a spirit-based lotion. Many of the microbes are harmless, but some are dangerous. Our immune system is often able to destroy the harmful bacteria. Gram-negative bacteria were detected in 97% (60/62) of hands tested after washing with bulk soap compared to 52% (32/62) before washing. 2004;17:863–93. Well done, and hope to see this continually highlighted. Voted up and shared. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on October 17, 2012: Hi, drbj. Some researchers are concerned that the use of antibacterial soaps is increasing the resistance of bacteria to chemicals that are designed to kill them. The bacteria contaminate our hands and enter our body when we touch our nose or mouth. Thank you so much for the comment, the vote and the share! The percentage of hand washers at the three fairs were 64%, 65% and 75% for females and 30%, 39% and 51% for males. Pixabay, via pexels, CC0 public domain license. There is no doubt that washing our hands with liquid soap and water is effective in reducing the spread of infectious microorganisms, including those that are resistant to antimicrobial agents. Since it's hard to avoid potentially harmful microbes in the environment, it's important that we wash our hands regularly. We acknowledge Mr. Ben Solomon of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital for his assistance with the sample analysis. Chloroxylenol has good activity against gram-positive bacteria but poor activity against gram-negative bacteria, enveloped viruses, mycobacteria, and fungi. In fact, they had 26 times more bacteria on their hands after washing than before. After all, hospital-related infections kill 16 million patients. Assessment of bacterial carriage on the hands of primary school children in Calabar municipality, Nigeria. They say that plain soap is sufficient and that antibacterial soap isn't necessary. This study recorded 88.0% prevalence of bacterial hand carriage among school children. This could be a fun way to teach children to wash their hands correctly, but it's not a bad idea for adults either. Unloading that “clean” laundry into the dryer … Accessed on 24 Aug 2010]. The dataset(s) supporting the conclusions of this article are included within the article. Clean finger tips, rinse hands with water, and dry with disposable paper towel. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on October 21, 2012: Hi, ignugent17. It's a good idea to stay as far away from a toilet as possible as it flushes. Handling a cleaning cloth or rubbish bin. As for children, Dr. Adler-Shohet says parents need to implement good behavioral practices like washing hands before eating, after using the restroom, after playing outside, and after touching pets. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on October 18, 2012: Hi, Tom. It is hard now to even find liquid soaps that are not anti-bacterial and that is a shame. Almost any item has bacteria on its surface, unless it has been sterilized and kept in a sterile environment. Reducing the number of germs is one thing, actually preventing infection another. Rub your hands together being sure to lather the back of the hands and under your nails. In contrast, the mean number of bacteria recovered from hands after washing with uncontaminated bulk soap (0.82 log 10 CFU per hand) was reduced compared to the prewashing numbers. Researchers helped 90 students in five second-grade classes culture their hands before and after washing or using sanitizer gel. Some of the schools provided one washing point for the entire school. An international coalition of government, scientific, and private organizations has held a Global Handwashing Day on October 15th of every year since 2008. The mean age for females was 6.7 ± 2.9, while the mean age for boys was 7.6 ± 2.2. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on October 19, 2012: Thanks for the comment and for sharing the very interesting and funny story, Nell! There was a significant difference in the bacterial carriage after hand washing between the two soap types (χ2 = 19.9, p = 0.001) with Dettol soap subjects having a lower bacterial carriage (31.2%) than Tetmosol soap subjects (68.8%). Good hygiene should be taught in homes, schools and encouraged elsewhere. Earlier research found that one in six cell phones were contaminated with fecal matter containing strains of E. coli that are known to be associated with severe stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Pseudomonas aeruginosa and P. vulgaris were not recovered after hand washing. Article  44% of the samples showed the presence of Enterococcus and Enterobacter, two microbes that are often found in feces and can cause diarrhea. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on October 25, 2012: Thank you very much for the visit and the comment, Fiddleman. Your wife sounds like a wise woman! The other ingredients include isopropyl alcohol, pine oil, castor oil, caramel, and water. Thanks for the comment. When an antibacterial chemical attacks and kills bacteria in a species, any individual bacteria that have a gene or genes that give them resistance to the chemical survive and multiply. It is the mechanical action of hand washing that is most important, and as you pointed out, the anti-bacterial soaps become less effective over time. Staphylococcus aureus was the most common isolate (68.9%) recovered before hand washing followed by Escherichia coli (25.0%). Data obtained in the study were analyzed by Epi-Info CDC, 2012 package. The lower recovery rate of 21.3% after hand washing with the provided soap and water compared to the 29.0% reported by Vivas et al. (2010) points to the fact that the medicated soaps provided may have substantially reduced the bacterial load compared to the toilet soap provided by Vivas et al. This is in agreement with the report of Cruz et al. Hygiene experts are serious in their attempts to get us to wash our hands in the best possible way to kill bacteria and other germs, however. It has doubtful activity against non-enveloped viruses and no activity against bacterial spores (Mathur, 2011; Kampf & Kramer, 2004). These ingredients make Dettol an effective antiseptic-disinfectant that kills bacteria. The swab sticks were transported to the Microbiology Laboratory, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), for processing. Proteus vulgaris and Pseudomonas aeruginosa were not found on the pupils’ hands after hand washing. Monosulfiram is active against the skin mite Sarcoptes scabei which causes scabies (Piramal Healthcare, 2016). A total of 65 male subjects were enrolled in the study, 32 (49.2%) washed with Dettol soap while 33 (50.8%) washed with Tetmosol soap. Google Scholar. If our eyes were as powerful as microscopes, we would be amazed by how many germs are found everywhere - particularly in public restrooms, on doorknobs, and on the coins and paper money we handle daily. Maksim, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0 License. Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 24, 2012: Germs and microbes are everywhere and some are as beneficial as well as otherwise. Soap is a friend in the war against bacteria. Failure to perform appropriate hand hygiene practice has been recognized as a significant contributor to outbreaks of infectious diseases by the World Health Organization (World Health Organization guidelines on hand hygiene in health care, 2013). PubMed Central  This reduces your risk of catching or spreading bacteria that cause a foodborne illness. A p value of ≤ 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Thomas Silvia from Massachusetts on October 18, 2012: Great hub, very awesome and interesting information. Yes. Pupils and teachers who did not give consent were excluded from the study while those who gave consent were recruited into the study. Swabs were taken from a randomly selected sample of 60 medical students for bacterial count from both hands before and after toilet use and from … Bacteria can also be transferred from a person's rectum to another part of their body by lack of hygiene. CAS  Springer Nature. ISSN: 2222-8373. when I go out or come back in from anywhere I go straight to the sink and wash my hands, automatic for me, but this is a great hub and really tells why we should always be diligent, nell. 2016;3(10):96–100. (2010). But like everything there needs to be a balance, and young children need to be exposed to a certain amount of dirt and grime for their immune systems to develop properly. 5. The study was a prospective cross-sectional study carried out in three primary and nursery schools in Calabar Metropolis of Cross River State, Nigeria. Whatever soap the pupils picked was provided for them to wash with. handles of paper towel dispensers in washrooms, items contaminated by nasal discharge, saliva, vomit, animal or human waste, or soil, touching or cleaning up human or animal feces, The Effect of Handwashing with Water or Soap on. Food, Hands and Bacteria 4 University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Bulletin 693 Washing the hands with soap and water for 20 seconds re-duced the number of bacteria, but it was not long enough to kill them all. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on January 29, 2013: Thank you very much, Alecia! Soap, water, and friction are considered to be the best tools for washing the hands. Some health experts say that we should wash our hands with soap and water after touching pets. This reveals the susceptibility of the two isolates to the medicated soaps. The friction created by rubbing the hands together while washing with soap is also an important mechanism for removing grime and bacteria. Hand washing with soap and water is a good hand hygiene practice which reduces the chance of infection transmission through hand contact. Cite this article. The unnecessary escape of fecal bacteria from public restrooms is certainly disgusting! The key is being sure to wash and dry your hands properly to remove dirt, bacteria, and other germs. There was a significant difference in the bacterial carriage after hand washing between the two soap types (χ2 = 19.9, p = 0.001) with Dettol soap subjects having a lower bacterial carriage 10 (31.2%) than Tetmosol soap subjects 22 (68.8%) (Table 4). So wash your hands and save a life. Researchers recommend plain soap over antibacterial soap. Handwashing education and access to soap in schools can help improve attendance 10, 11, 12. Without hot water and bleach, bacteria from your underwear can spread to other clothes in the wash too. Since bacteria are too small for us to see or identify, we never know if something that we touched was contaminated by harmful organisms. Health experts often recommend that we put the lid of a home toilet down before we flush, since tiny particles of fecal matter containing bacteria and viruses enter the air during the flush. After five days students observed a … This may be due to the fact that majority of the subjects were in this age group 93 (70.4%). Nell Rose from England on October 19, 2012: Hi Alicia, you are talking to an expert! It's an important story, too - most of us do need to be more aware of the bacteria that we are exposed to. In the study, 14 percent of 399 hospital patients tested had “superbug” antibiotic-resistant bacteria on their hands or nostrils very early in their hospital stay, the research finds. (2010) while the carriage after hand washing in this study is lower than the 29.0% reported by Vivas et al. Some people may suds-up for a simple 20 seconds, while others may opt to sing “Happy Birthday” twice. Biomedical Dermatology The other constituent of Tetmosol is 75% total fatty matter (TFM). These objects are usually covered by microscopic bacteria. After washing, rinse thoroughly with tap water. The soaps may have killed or inhibited their growth therefore preventing their recovery. Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 17, 2012: Great information Alicia! A pair of disposable sanitary gloves can protect your hands from the germs on the money you're handling. Escalator handrails have bacteria on their surfaces. "Following a safety routine" -- can't think of a better way to put it. After all...we are all affected by each others' actions when it comes to this. Chloroxylenol is the antibacterial in Dettol that acts to kill germs and reduce inflammation (Chew, 2015). Before you eat. Available from: http://www.who.int/patientsafety/en/. Guide to implementation of the WHO multimodal hand hygiene improvement strategy. Males had the highest occurrence of the isolates 82 (62.1%) than females 50 (37.8%). © 2020 BioMed Central Ltd unless otherwise stated. Alecia Murphy from Wilmington, North Carolina on January 29, 2013: Great tips! Out of the 85 female children, 43 (50.6%) washed with Dettol soap while 42 (49.4%) washed with Tetmosol soap. Sinclair says to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water before and after handling soiled masks. Knowledge, attitude and practice of hand hygiene among school children in Angolela. You’re Not Using Enough Soap. The tests carried out on the isolates include gram staining technique, oxidase test, coagulase test, catalase test, urease test, indole test, motility, citrate test, and sugar fermentation tests. Informed consent was obtained from the school proprietor, the head teacher, and pupils in the selected schools. jackmac34, via pixabay.com, CC0 public domain license. Some suggest using the towel to open the door before leaving the washroom and discarding the towel after this is done. Hand hygiene has been recognized as an important public health measure, but the use of soap to remove pathogens from hands has not been concluded. Many experts suggest turning off the faucet in a public washroom with a paper towel instead of with a hand. Maybe, for whatever reason, you're still not convinced. This study was designed to determine the microbial hand carriage among nursery and primary school children in Calabar Metropolis and to evaluate the effect of hand washing in the reduction of bacterial hand carriage among these children. [accessed on 24 Aug 2010]. Also, S. aureus and E. coli were the only recovered isolates after hand washing with the medicated soaps. Volunteers touched door handles and railings in public places. Our bodies can usually deal with small numbers of these creatures. Vivas AP, Gelaye B, Aboset N, Kumie A, Berhane Y, Williams MA. "I'm an extremely … In addition, I wash after high-risk situations such as clearing up pet urine or feces. If everyone washed their hands before leaving restrooms the number of escaping bacteria would be significantly reduced. Article  Your suggestions are great and served as an eye-opener for me. Rub your palms and clean your fingers. Some people may think it's strange to be told how to wash their hands, since they've been doing it all their lives and it seems like a very simple activity. Ogba OM, Selekeowei T, Otu-Bassey I. It is amazing the reports of people that do not wash their hands after using toilet facilities...and also disgusting. A 2014 study by researchers at New York University found DNA from 3,000 bacterial species on dollar bills. Observers recorded hand washing in male and female washrooms. The challenges of hand hygiene practice in the school environment include time constraints, lack of sinks in most classrooms, and inadequate supply of pipe-borne water or clean water. Chloroxylenol activity is minimally affected in the presence of organic materials but neutralized by non-ionic surfactants. We should also wash our hands after the following activities: Another helpful step to reduce infection is to get out of the habit of touching our nose, mouth, or eyes during the day, unless this is necessary. Gender differences in hand hygiene among Saudi nursing students. A safety routine is needed in public washrooms. Dettol antiseptic ingredients. Unless hands are visibly soiled (e.g., dirt, blood, body fluids), an alcohol-based hand rub is preferred over soap and water in most clinical situations because it: Is more effective than soap at killing potentially deadly germs on hands Terms and Conditions, Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria, Ofonime M. Ogba, Patience E. Asukwo & Iquo B. Otu-Bassey, You can also search for this author in Washing the hands with water and plain soap reduced the samples with bacteria to 8%. Thanks for the visit. Effectiveness and limitations of hand hygiene promotion on decreasing healthcare-associated infections. CAS  Despite the campaign of hand hygiene practice in schools after the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria, bacterial hand carriage among pupils was still high (88.0%). This may be due to lack of availability of water and soap in designated areas in the school premises. All authors analyzed the data, drafted the manuscript, and read and approved the final version. PubMed  Be especially careful to wash before and after you prepare poultry, raw eggs, meat, or seafood. Distribution of isolates among subjects by gender. It's important to keep the liquid soap covered to prevent or reduce the entry of bacteria, however. We certainly don't need to use a hand sanitizer every few minutes. Rub your left hand’s dorsum with your right hand and your right hand’s dorsum with the left hand. Hstoeffler, via Wikimedia Commons, public domain image. volume 2, Article number: 6 (2018) Staphylococcus aureus was also the most common isolate (81.3%) recovered after hand washing followed by E. coli (18.7%). Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. Nwambete KD, Lyombe F. Antimicrobial activity of medicated soaps commonly used by dares Salam residents in Tanzania. Particles released into the air by wringing the hands together were collected in a slit sampler before and after washing with bar soap, with three surgical scrubs, and after rubbing them with a spirit-based lotion. There was a significant reduction in bacterial carriage after hand washing with antibacterial soaps. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated. The antibacterial soaps used in the study showed significant reduction in bacterial hand carriage which may have resulted from inhibition of bacterial growth alongside the transient removal of these organisms. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41702-017-0017-0, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s41702-017-0017-0. These may lead to acquisition of resistance genes by the organism. Data were analyzed using Epi Info 2010 (CDC, Atlanta, Georgia, USA) statistical software. drbj and sherry from south Florida on October 17, 2012: It's good to be reminded that bacteria and germs lurk everywhere, Alicia. My wife taught our grandsons to wash their hands after going to the bathroom by having them sing Happy Birthday as they soaped and rinsed. https://doi.org/10.4103/0971-5916.90985. Only 16.0% said it was to avoid infection from germs. so I go, wash my hands, grab a paper towel, open door with towel and then comes the funny bit, I karate kick the button to flush! lisasolonynko, via morguefile.com, morgueFile Free License. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Many of us are well protected by our immune system, but we still need to be careful in high-risk situations. After all, we're constantly touching objects that have been touched by other people, yet most of us are not constantly getting sick. Ofonime M. Ogba. Researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine tested whether hand washing with plain water or with soap and water could destroy bacteria that came from feces. 12. “These fabric masks are the easiest to clean and dry properly,” Sinclair says. Tetmosol soap is an antibacterial and antigermicidal soap. It's an easy and effective way to stay healthy and avoid spreading disease. Disease-causing bacteria can be picked up easily and through a variety of ways. Dettol and Tetmosol were printed on paper, wrapped, and put in a basket for them to pick. Staphylococcus aureus was the most common isolate (68.9%) recovered before hand washing followed by Escherichia coli (25.0%). Privacy And there is an even better way: Alcohol-based handrubs (discussed below) reduce counts by 83%. However, only a small percentage of us wash our hands regularly and thoroughly. This was rather surprising because the younger pupils who crawl and play on the floor should pick up more bacteria on their hands but the reverse was the case. Re-shared with followers. (2014) who reported that Dettol soap has inhibitory effects against E. coli, S. aureus, and P. aeruginosa. Some supermarkets and other public buildings provide hand sanitizer stations for the public, at least where I live. Plates were incubated at 37 °C in a canister with 5–10% CO2 but CLED were incubated aerobically at 37 °C respectively for 24–48 h. Plates were examined for growth and isolates were identified morphologically, physiologically, and biochemically. biomed dermatol 2, 6 (2018). Staphylococcus aureus was the most common isolate (68.9%) recovered before hand washing followed by Escherichia coli (25.0%). Ian Roth: Children often are taught at a young age to wash their hands — before eating and after using the restroom. The procedure is done as follows: Remove jewelries and rinse hands under running water. In a bacteria hand washing experiment, kids are able to see just how many germs are accumulated on their hands after playing, even after they wash their hands! Out of the 150 pupils enrolled in the study, 75 washed with Tetmosol and the other 75 washed with Dettol soap respectively. 2008;1 https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858. I saw on tv that to flush the toilet it actually sends up the water and bacteria from the loo up into the air at least six foot! Washing hands with soap removes germs much more effectively 9. The minimum age among the subjects was 2.0 years while the maximum age was 13 years. And nearly a third of tests for such bacteria on objects that patients commonly touch in their rooms, such as the nurse call button, came back positive. They are all great company, though, and it's wonderful to have them in the family. You can get germs on your hands as you go about your daily activities, such as: Using the washroom. We should wash our hands before handling food, before eating, before applying a cosmetic or a first aid treatment to the skin, and before putting contact lenses in the eyes. World health organization guidelines on hand hygiene in health care. More isolates were recovered from the subjects before hand washing 132 (88.0%) than after hand washing 32 (21.3%). Out of the 150 subjects enrolled in the study, 75 (50.0%) washed with Dettol while the other 75 (50.0%) washed with Tetmosol. Subjects aged 5–7 years had the highest carriage rate (39.3%) followed by subjects aged 8–10 years (31.1%). Clin Microbiol Rev. haha! Mathur P. Hand hygiene: back to the basics of infection control. The hands should be washed with soap and water to remove grime so that the hand sanitizer can do its job. This works well for me. As you say, a balance is necessary. 2012;2012:Article ID 251483, 5 pages. It's also important to wash your hands before and after you treat a cut or wound. The floor on which they play may have been washed with disinfectant frequently thus minimizing the rate of contamination in this group. Changing your baby’s nappy. Will share. All day long, our hands touch different objects. In one study, hygiene experts in the UK discovered that 26% of the tested hands were contaminated with fecal material and 11% were grossly contaminated. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on October 24, 2012: Thank you for the insightful comment and the share, Peggy. Yes, we would all be horrified if we could see how many bacteria are in our environment and how many bacteria live on our skin! 2011;6(11):e27163. Gleam, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0 License. Thank you for the visit and the votes! Subjects were aged 2–13 years. Swab your sample finger as before for 15 seconds and then culture this specimen onto sector "1". Hi, Cynthia. beglib, via morguefile.com, morgueFile Free License. Recently a user posted a graphic exposing bacteria on hands after different kinds of washing techniques. A total of 150 pupils aged 2–13 years were enrolled in the study from both private and public nursery and primary schools. Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations. However, a recovery rate of 19.7% was recorded for 25 pupils aged 2–4 years. This procedure was followed multiple times with each of the twenty volunteers. Descriptive statistics were carried out. (2015) that females had a higher knowledge and positive attitude towards hand hygiene than males. Harmful microorganisms can be transferred to hands from contaminated surfaces people come into contact in daily life. Indian Dermatol Online J 5 (3): 344-346. http://wwwlivestrongcom/article/166094-dettol-antiseptic-ingredients/, https://www.indiamart.com/proddetail/tetmosol-10568848912.html, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/, https://doi.org/10.1186/s41702-017-0017-0. All parts of the hand have to be cleaned—the palm, the back, and the fingers. By using this website, you agree to our Contaminated hands serve as vehicles of transmission of infectious diseases (Ogba et al., 2016) which may increase infection rates among children. It is composed of monosulfiram 5% w/w as the active ingredient. Proteus vulgaris and Pseudomonas aeruginosa were not found on the pupils’ hands after hand washing. The most important hygiene procedures are to wash the hands before and after certain activities. Of the 150 pupils, only 48 (32.0%) washed hands after playing in the school (Table 2). I do wash my hands after playing a fetch game with my dog, since his saliva and dirt collect on his toys. Ethical approval was obtained from the Cross River State Ministry of Health, before the collection of the samples. This is impractical for me. More pupils were also enrolled from the primary sections 125 (83.3%) than from the nursery classes 25 (16.7%). It's an easy and effective way to stay healthy and avoid spreading disease. Cookies policy. Pupils were trained 2 days before the experiment are likely to be a very important considered. Among pupils by soap types provided for them to wash for at least 20 with! 15 seconds and then culture this specimen onto sector `` 1 '' we ’ ve been on a picture kick. 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