Improve Your Hygiene
Welcome to day 9 of the Strengthen Your Immunity, powered by Compass One challenge!
If you want to help your immune system, give it fewer opportunities to encounter germs.
We know, we know. Telling a nurse to practice hand hygiene is like preaching to the choir. During cold and flu season, it’s never a bad idea to spruce up even more.
After all, you can’t be too clean. There’s no scientific evidence that says improving your personal hygiene is dangerous to your immune health, says allergist and immunologist James Fernandez, MD, PhD. Keeping your hands as clean as possible is one of the best ways to help your body avoid germs and bacteria. WATCH the CDC video "Do We Really Have to Talk About Hand Hygiene? Again? Yes!"
Even when not foaming in and out of patient rooms, remember to wash your hands with soap and water after:
Being in a public place
Blowing or wiping your nose
We all know that cleanliness is rough on your skin, so invest in some lush hand moisturizer to keep it from getting dry and cracked. You deserve it. Tell us what you like to use in our discussion in the challenge update section here or on Facebook.
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