How To Prevent Contagious Respiratory Tract Infection By Practicing Good Hand Hygiene

Kevin Gelston, Scientist, CAGE Bio Inc. 1 min read


Introduction:

A contagious respiratory tract infection (CRTI) is an infection that is caused by a virus or bacteria that spreads from one person to another through droplets from the nose, mouth, and throat.

This type of infection can be prevented by practicing good hand hygiene, wearing a face mask, and staying away from people who are sick.

What is a Respiratory Tract Infection?

Respiratory tract infection is an infection that affects the respiratory tract. It can be caused by bacteria and viruses that are found in the air and can be transferred to other people through touch.

The respiratory tract includes the nose, sinuses, throat (pharynx), voice box (larynx), windpipe (trachea), lungs, and airways to the lungs (bronchi). Respiratory tract infections include bronchitis, pneumonia, and influenza.

The most common symptoms of a respiratory tract infection are: fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headache, and fatigue.

Why You Should Worry About Contagious Diseases Like a Respiratory Tract Disease?

The best way to protect yourself and others from respiratory tract diseases is to practice good hygiene.

Respiratory tract diseases are caused by bacteria, viruses, and fungi. They can be transmitted through droplets from the nose or mouth during coughing or sneezing. Another way they can spread is through skin contact on hands which then touch other surfaces or even the face.

A respiratory tract disease is a common illness that can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. It can be transmitted through droplets from the nose or mouth during coughing or sneezing.

Best Practices for Hand Hygiene

Hand hygiene is an important practice in the medical field. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been promoting hand hygiene best practices since 2002.

It is very important to wash your hands with soap and water after handling a commonly touched surface, like a doorknob or phone. It is also important to wash your hands before touching your face or eating, to limit germ exposure. Hand sanitizers are not as effective as washing your hands with soap and water.

The CDC recommends that healthcare providers should wash their hands at least 10 times a day. These hand hygiene best practices can be applied to other industries like food services, childcare centers, schools, daycare facilities, restaurants, etc.

Since many soaps and alcohol-based hand sanitizers can cause hand dryness from overuse, consider adding ionSURE® to your hand hygiene routine. It is a waterless hand hygiene gel that cleans, hydrates, and protects skin by helping repel germs. It works by creating a thin ionic layer that locks essential skin moisture in and helps keep germs out.



Further Reading: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7169664/


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