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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    I don't use it if it's a cake. Pump sure I couldn't not. I hate when no paper towel is available though as they get the last bits of germs off. Than I can use the towel to turn two off and open the door on the way out

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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 imagining everyone with latex allergies and excema now lol. I know my mil doesn't have either and she never washes

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    I wash with soap and water then use tissues to turn off tap and exit...then hand sanitize just incase! I am OCD I take sanitizing wipes and gloves and wipe the seat clean... I ONLY use public loo in emergency where despite best efforts I cannot hold.

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    Yes, with soap and water. And not one of those pathetic two second token handwashes either, a proper wash.

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    i dont use the basins in public toilets i use my own hand sanitizer gel thats always in my bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Awesome View Post
    We are actually instructed by the infection control department, in the hospital I work in, that the hand sanitizer (we use avagard) is better at killing bugs and preferable to use in place of soap and water. We are instructed to use hand sanitizer most of the time and only use soap and water if we have visible soiling on our hands... Eg. Poo, dirt etc.

    A couple of time a year we have special inservices where we are given special spray on our hands and then instructed to wash or sanitize as normal. They then use a special blue light to show the areas that are missed. Those who use the hand sanitizer usually do better at this.

    We also regularly get our fingers plated and sent to the lab before and after performing our hand hygiene of choice. 3 days later we get the results of what has grown. Again, those who use hand sanitizer usually grow many less organisms than those who wash.

    I work in a NICU where infection control is very important. We are regularly tested on our hand hygiene. No matter wether you use sanitizer or hand washing, a lot of the effectiveness does come down to how vigorously you rub your hands together and your technique. Most people miss the bits in between each finger and the thumb is quite often missed too.


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    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

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    Lol...now I can see a bunch of women in the loo's standing there washing and singing happy birthday!


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    I always wash my hands after the toilet. If it's a public toilet I follow up with sanitizer.

    I love how a lot of the newer public toilets no longer have a door on the entry/exit - no skanky door handle to touch!

    I have the same aversion to using other toilets for number 2's as BerylsMum. My DH wants me to get over it!

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    Soap here, everytime. Or hand sanitizer if it's not available.

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    Yes, soap and water, but I'm not squeamish about touching things (e.g., the door) and I never use hand sanitiser.

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