View Poll Results: Do you wash your hands with SOAP after the toilet?

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  • I wash my hands with soap EVERY time

    45 67.16%
  • I don't wash my hands with soap, water will suffice

    9 13.43%
  • It depends. Did I just wee or...?

    16 23.88%
  • What's soap?/Other

    2 2.99%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparklydreamer View Post
    Yes! Ew. I wash and then use a paper towel to open the door and drop the towel in the nearest bin afterwards.

    DH says the number of men who don't wash their hands is disgusting. It grosses him out at work.
    This is what I try to do, if there is papertowel! My hubby says the say thing!
    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post

    I've been known to stand by the public toilet door waiting for the next person to open so that I can slide on out without touching anything
    I do this too!

    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Pink-Hen View Post
    Yes most people don't wash their hands properly. When I was studying my diploma (preschool teacher) we had to wash our hands as part of one of our modules(health and hygiene and infection control) in front of the teachers and need a perfect score to pass the subject. We are taught you have to scrub up to at least wrist and need to be at least as long as singing happy birthday twice
    We sing to the tune of twinkle twinkle little star

    "Squirt some soap and rub it in, don't forget to count to ten, 1 2 3 4 5 6, 7 8 9 10 is it, when the soap has done its trick, wash it off you won't get sick"

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    That's great Thermolicious! I'm so teaching my kids that song. (I just sat here singing it through out loud to see how it worked.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinyLittleTootsies View Post
    Adding, some people can't use the soap provided because of allergies or dematitis reaction to it, so maybe you can console yourself with that thought the next time you see someone not washing their hands... that they aren't just dirty and have a medical reason to not touch *that* soap.
    I'm one of 'these' people. There is only one type of cleanser I can use on my hands without them getting a MAJOR allergic reaction (as in swelling, welts, insane itching, followed by weeks of dry cracks and smothering them in steroid creams to get them back to an acceptable level of comfort.
    So I only use water when I am out. My need to be able to do anything with my hands for a month kind of outweighs my concern for what other people think of my hygiene.. I also use my elbows for everything (opening and closing the doors, pushing down on the push-tap things etc), to minimise the germs I come into contact with in public loos anyway.
    But at home I wash my hands with my 'special soap' at all times that handwashing is normally expected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    Thank you for that insight - from now on if I see someone *not* washing their hands, i'm just going to imagine them walking outside and cleaning their hands with sanitizer

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    Hahaha, well it's how I console myself! Works a treat. Except... now I have read this thread again, I am going to freak out every time I shake someones hand. AGH! lol

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    If i'm at home I don't wash my hands every wee, as i suffer from dermititis on my hands and the pain from lots of washing is horrible.

    I do however always wash when i'm using a different toilet to my own or use hand santisier if only bar soap is provided. Sharing bar soap with randoms creeps me out a bit...

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    Love the dyson hand dryers!!

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    Public loo - soap & water every time!

    Home loo - soap for no.2, just water for no.1

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    yeah soap and water

    at work I will obviously wash my hands at intervals ( after toilet, food prep, craft etc) but will use the hand sanitized on the front countr at random times in between

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    At home, often BEFORE and always after going to the toilet, and always with soap and water regardless of the reason.

    It's not what I've done while using the toilet, but with what other people have done - especially if they haven't closed the lid to flush.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtCCwWY0Cu4

    The water droplets from a toilet flush can travel 20 feet (about 7 meters)

    When out, I always wash with soap and water if available, and with antibacterial stuff

    I also wash my hands as soon as I get home after being out

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    Quote Originally Posted by BerylsMum View Post
    and on another note..

    I can only go number 1's..
    I refuse to use an other toilet but my own, for the other.
    LOL Same but this makes me giggle because the way the building I work in is set up, reception is down stairs and everything else is upstairs....there are toilets down here though - right outside reception - and it amuses myself and L (the arvo receptionist), just how many people will make a special trip down stairs, avoid eye contact with us and then slink into the bathrooms.....for like 15 minutes......

    We know what you're doing

    I usually try not to look at them when they return so as not to make them feel awkward lol


 
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