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Russians warned about the dangers of washing your hands

Russians warned about the dangers of washing your hands

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Hand washing is one of the main tools in combating the spread of viruses, however it can harm the health. This was warned by the doctor the allergist-immunologist Alex Immortal.

According to him, hand washing with use of detergents more than six to eight times a day dry skin and washes away the protective layer of beneficial bacteria that protect against infection. In addition, frequent hand washing damages the skin, because the soap and gel, have damaging effect.

You should also limit the use of antiseptics, which the Russians often used during seasonal exacerbations of viral infections and colds.

Immortal also denied that antiseptic and cope better with dirt on his hands than conventional handwashing with soap and water. "Antiseptics and wet wipes do not wash dirt from the hands and just smear the dirt on the hands," he said.

Earlier the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova told about the new ways of transmission of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. According to her, in addition to the airborne route, the virus can be spread by the fecal-oral route. In particular, this occurs through dirty hands and dirty water. As a precaution, the Russians encouraged to frequently wash hands, face, wipe the gadgets, use only a clean utensil to clean their homes and personal items.