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how do i wash my hands correctly?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Happy Birthday x 2: Suds up! wet your hands, lather up with soap, and rub hands for at least 20 seconds. Sing "happy birthday" song twice. Rinse off and dry. *or* you can use hand sanitizer but doesn't work as well if you can see dirt.
Dr. Charles Barnhart
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Sing: Sing "happy birthday to you". By the time you've finished the song, you've washed long enough. (sing it to yourself; you never know who is in earshot. ).

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