What diseases are caused by not washing your hands?
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OPINION (see facts below) There is absolutely noproven evidence that cigarette smoking alone causes cancer or thatsecondhand smoke causes cancer. There are more environmental issues(car exhaust, pollution of the air in general) that can cause lungcancer and not all people get lung cancer or die fr…om smoking orpollution of the air). Some people have worked in mining (dust fromcoal or other type of mines can cause lung cancer) and asbestos wasanother cancer causing agent as well as lead paint. People don'trealize that the glues and yes, even the fabrics in some newcarpets can lead to cancer, allergies, etc., in SOME people. Iphoned the B.C. Lung Assoc., and asked for their stats on cigaretterelated deaths and also stats linked to cancer. They were eager togive me the stats, but when I asked where they got their stats theysaid (I have it on tape) "Oh, these are just guesstimates." Notgood enough! This was a prime time for "secondhand smoke" to comeinto the picture. Think! For years people smoked around others andthere were no repercussions from this. Someone planted a seed innon-smokers minds and if the non-smokers and instead of thenon-smokers looking at the whole picture and took on the totalenvironment as a whole and spent more time on it instead of goingafter the smokers our environment would be almost pristine by now.Then I phoned MADD (Mother's Against Drunk Driving) and asked fortheir stats to related deaths due to drunk drivers and they came upwith the perfect proven stats (get it from the police departments)with no nonsense. If we want a smoke-free society (will neverhappen in this generation) then we need to tell the truth and notgive guesstimates. Is cigarette smoking good for you? No! Isdrinking or over-eating good for you? No! I say, everything inmoderation. THE ABOVE IS OPINION NOT FACT (I have not edited it to avoidaccusations of censorship). Please read on, then judge for yourselfwhether such opinions are responsible. While I agree that everything should be taken in moderation andthat we should do much more about environmental pollution, thedefence of tobacco puts forward dangerously biased and wrongopinions about smoking and secondhand smoke. There is a lot of evidence (decades worth) that smoking causescancer and a lot of evidence that secondhand smoke is alsodangerous. I have put a tiny fraction of well known research belowjust to emphasise this point. In my opinion, it is irresponsible to suggest that there is NOevidence when clearly there is an overwhelming amount, all pointingto the many dangers of tobacco with regard to cancers (many typesof cancer) heart disease, eye problems, joint problems, respiratorydisorders, throat disorders, sudden infant death, etc etc etc . Doll, R. and R. Peto, Epidemiology of Cancer. Oxford Textbookof Medicine, ed. D. Warrell, et al. 2003, Oxford: OUP. . IARC, IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risksto Humans: Tobacco smoke and involuntary smoking. . Vol. 83. 2004,Lyon: IARCPress. . Sasco, A., et al., Tobacco smoking and cancer: a brief reviewof the epidemiological evidence. Lung Cancer, 2004. 45: p.S3-S9. . Peto, R., et al., Mortality from smoking in developedcountries, 1950-2000. . 2nd ed. 2005, Oxford: Oxford UniversityPress. . Vollset, S. E., et al., Smoking and deaths between 40 and 70years of age in women and men. Ann Intern Med, 2006. 144(6): p.381-9. . A study by the Royal College of Physicians showed that about17,000 children in the UK are admitted to hospital every yearbecause of illnesses caused by second-hand smoke: Royal College ofPhysicians, Smoking and the Young. 1992. . A thorough overview of the dangers is published here:Department of Health, Secondhand smoke: Review of evidence since1998. Scientific Committee on Tobacco and Health 2004. I could cite about 200 more but stop here because I hope the pointis made. (MORE)
Can hashimoto disease make someone think that people give off bad energy and if you do not wash your hands when they ask you to they will get sick or panic?
Hashimoto Disease is to do with a dysfunctional thyroid and there is no known cure. There are no symptoms such as the patient feeling some people give off bad energy or get sick or panic if someone doesn't wash their hands when asked. However, it's possible that the medications the doctor has given …this person can have side effects. This person may be being treated for more than one problem such as germ fetish or suffers from anxiety or panic attacks. Because Hashimoto Disease can cause a problem with the immune system it is possible that this person may be on Predisone which can cause a personality change, moon-shaped face, thick neck and weight gain. If this is a relative, good friend then ask them more questions about how they feel if they are comfortable about talking about it. The more you learn the more you can help. It's no big deal if this person talks about getting bad energy from someone or is upset about someone not washing their hands when asked. Sometimes we just have to accept people we love for the way they are.. Hashimoto's disease is a problem with your thyroid gland located in your neck. The thyroid gland makes hormones that control how your body uses energy. When you have Hashimoto's disease, your immune system begins to attack your thyroid gland, causing it to become swollen and irritated. When this happens, your thyroid can't make hormones as it should.. SYMPTOMS: . Because the thyroid gland may swell when you have Hashimoto's disease, you may have a feeling of fullness or tightness in your throat. . You may have trouble swallowing food or liquids. . You might notice a swelling or bump (called a goiter) in the front of your neck. . You may experience tiredness, forgetfulness, depression, coarse dry skin, slow heartbeat, weight gain, constipation and intolerance to cold. . Hashimoto's disease has no cure. However, your doctor can treat low thyroid function so you probably won't have any long-term effects. Thyroid medicine can replace the hormones your thyroid gland usually makes. How long you need to take the medicine will depend on the results of your blood tests. For most people, thyroid hormone medicine causes no problems. Taking your thyroid medicine and having regular blood tests to see how your thyroid gland is working can help prevent symptoms like tiredness, weight gain and constipation.. Hashimoto's has NOTHING to do with bad energy or washing your hands, Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease. It is inherited, if you have a close family member with "thyroid issues" such as a mother, father, siblings with hyper or hypo thyroid problems it would be a good idea to have it checked out if you are showing symptoms because it CAN be a inherited. Hashimoto's thyroiditis, as I said is an autoimmune disease and can be tested for through blood work. With this disease, your thyroid is attacked by your own immune system (it thinks of it as foreign), eventually leading to hypothyroidism. You may have periods of hyperthyroidism where your thyroid "spurts back to life" prior to this, with excess energy similar to that of Addison's disease, but eventually your own immune system kills your thyroid. You can function with Hashimoto's, most people who have it end up taking Synthroid or Armour thyroid medication.. It is a disease for life that will eventually require you to take medication for life. You can not "catch it" like a virus, it is something that is passed down through your family.. (MORE)
Hand, foot, and mouth disease is caused by a group of enteroviruses - the same group that includes polio viruses, coxsackie viruses, and echoviruses. The virus is spread by contact with bodily fluids such as saliva, mucus, or feces - people who do not wash their hands properly spread the virus, and… it can live on surfaces also. This virus stays contagious for weeks after the symptoms are gone, so it is often spread because people do not realize that the person is still spreading the disease. (MORE)
Can you get Chagas disease from a drop of blood in food or because a food handler did not wash their hands after using the bathroom?
You can get the disease in both ways because it might not be your type blood and of course there are billions of germs when a person dousn't wash there hands. they can transfer what we would call "bad germs".
It is good to wash your hands with soap regularly because soap andwater kills germs. Use the hottest water you can stand withoutburning your skin -- the recommended temperature is at least 100Fdegrees.
Hand washing is the act of cleaning ones hands. Hand washing isdone with soap and warm water to clean and remove germs and dirt.
One can never wash their hands too many times every day. Always wash before handling any kind of edible foods, or before touching any part of your body.. In addition to that, you should always wash your hands 1) After returning home from outdoors, especially if you are muddy. 2) After going to …the toilet. 3) After being in contact with anything poisonous or anything with germs on it (MORE)
No, this is not possible. Sperm cannot survive for long outside of the body, if a woman haswashed her hands then all the sperm has also been washed away sonone would get on the tampon - let alone enough to then impregnateher, also during menstruation a woman is less likely to be fertileso pregnancy… risks are a little lower than at other times of hercycle. (MORE)
1) Firstly wet your hands. This stops the detergent running don thesink, and dilutes the detergent a little to stop your handsbecoming dry. 2) Apply Soap (not too much) 3) Rub your hands Palm to Palm 4) Rub the back of each hand with the palm of the other hand withyour fingers interlaced. 5) Rub… your hands Palm to Palm again this time with your fingersinterlaced. 6) Rub the backs of your fingers on the opposite palm with yourfingers interlaced 7) Rub each thumb clasped in the opposite hand and use a rotatingmotion. 8) Rub the tips of your fingers on the opposite Palm 9) Rub each wrist in a rotation motion 10) Rinse your hands well under warm running water 11) Dry thoroughly with a clean towel. (MORE)
So when are the best times to wash your hands? . when your hands are dirty . before eating or touching food (like if you're helping cook or bake, for example) . after using the bathroom . after blowing your nose or coughing . after touching pets or other animals . after playing outside . befo…re and after visiting a sick relative or friend . Now you have the when and the why of hand washing. But did you know that a lot of people don't know how to get their paws perfectly clean? The next time you're told to step up to the sink and scrub up, remember these handy hints: . Use warm water (not cold or hot) when you wash your hands. . Use whatever soap you like. Some soaps come in cool shapes and colors or smell nice, but whatever kind gets you scrubbing is the kind you should use. Antibacterial soaps are OK to use, but regular soap works fine. . Work up some lather on both sides of your hands, your wrists, and between your fingers. Don't forget to wash around your nails. This is one place germs like to hide. Wash for about 10 to 15 seconds - about how long it takes to sing "Happy Birthday." (Sing it quickly two times or just once if you go nice and slow.) . Rinse and dry well with a clean towel. . (MORE)
The most severe disease with this symptom is Parkinson's, but this is usually not the case and is most likely something non-serious, such as having too much caffiene, having a low blood sugar level and anxiety. One thing that it can be is Essential Tremor, or what the other person said Parkinson's… disease, blood sugar, anxiety, too much caffeine, and etc. (MORE)
I believe it was during the Plague, but hopefully it will regain popularity, along with personal hygiene.
How does the policy that requires food service workers to wash their hands help prevent communicable disease?
It does not prevent communicable disease completely due to a lot of germs floating in the air. Without touching anyone, you can still breathe the air they breathe and get sick. Washing your hands will HELP prevent diseases being spread, especially after using the restroom or taking out the trash, et…c. You never know what type of bacteria you just exposed yourself to. (MORE)
You have to wash you hands because you use your hands to touch EVERYTHING so they collect a lot of bacteria which can cause you to become ill or to catch a virus. Also when you touch something you touch all the germs from anyone else who has touched that object.
Research has show that machine washing has many more benefits thanhand washing. One of the biggest benefits of machine washing is theremoval of more bacteria from the materials.
It can control it by washing the germs of. but only if you sing the alphabet while washing your hands.
When to wash your hands: You should wash your hands before and after handling food, when switching from raw to cooked food, after touching your face, hair, clothing, contaminated surfaces (like a wiping cloth, the garbage can, cigarettes, water bottles) and anytime they are or may be contaminated.. … How to wash your hands: Turn on water, wet hands. Apply soap, lather briskly for at least 20 seconds making sure to scrub between your fingers, your wrists, your fingernails. Rinse the soap off, dry your hands with a clean paper towel and then use the towel to turn off the water. (MORE)
You wash your hands because germs form on them and if you dont your hands will get infected or dirty. and because if you eat after you don't wash your hands you can get seriously sick and then you can die(idk if that can really happen) and also that is just plain gross! i mean seriously!!!!!!!!8)
Just a virus and you could be done with going to the NHS because if you have it serious then they might be able to give you some medication for it other than that i dunno because you need to see your NHS instead of serving it on the internet because people might be incorrect or just gave put a silly… answer what isn't true and if this may happen it might make the cause worse so good tip just see the doctors, hospital etc to be on the safe side, hope you get better soon. (MORE)
Passive smoking is the inhalation of smoke, called secondhand smoke (SHS) or environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), from tobacco products used by others. It occurs when tobacco smoke permeates any environment, causing its inhalation by people within that environment. Scientific evidence shows that expos…ure to secondhand tobacco smoke causes lung and cardiovascular disease, disability, and death. Secondhand smoke is a toxic cocktail consisting of poisons and carcinogens . There are over 4000 chemical compounds in secondhand smoke; 200 of which are known to be poisonous, and upwards of 60 have been identified as carcinogens.. Heart disease mortality - an estimated 35,000 to 62,000 deaths are caused from heart disease in people who are not current smokers, but who are exposed to ETS . Acute and chronic coronary heart disease . Passive smoking has been linked to the narrowing of the carotid arteries, which carry blood to the brain . Exposure to secondhand smoke hastens hardening of the arteries, a condition known as artherosclerosis . Continual exposure to ETS has been shown to nearly double the chance of heart attack (MORE)
Hand, foot and mouth disease is caused by large number of viruses,which belong to the genus entero virus.
Hand, foot and mouth disease (or HFMD ) is a human syndrome commonly caused by Coxsackie A virus and Enterovirus 71 .
With the advent of indoor plumbing and soap manufacturing, thespread of disease dropped dramatically. Simply washing the bacteriafrom your hands prevents transmission of germs from person toperson.
because when you go to the bathroom you might have a rash and rashes are infectious diseases and it spreads.
Having your hands sterile a majority of the time is not always the best thing for your skin. Anti-bacterial soaps and sanitizers eliminate all bacteria on your skin- whether it is good bacteria or bad bacteria. By eliminating the good bacteria on your skin that regulates viruses and such things, you… are making yourself more vulnerable. Use sanitizers and soaps in moderation! (MORE)
Most common diseases are Cholera, Hepatitis A, Clostridium Difficile Toxins, Salmonella Poisoning and Escherichia Coli Poisoning.
Well i am a obsessive hand washer and i mostly see that my hands go red and they look like 70 year old hand's scratch too if they are really red however there is a way to undo this what you do it take a tiny bit of water and ALOT cream on a tissue and you gently stroke your hand with it and after a …few days it should go back to normal if not use alot of cream! (MORE)
Definitely washing your hands!!!! only because when you put o hand sanitizer there are a bunch of chemicals you don't even need......if you don't believe me go look it up some place or even ask a friend.......but i know i am right!
No, but the microbes which cause the diseases can spread onpeople's hands, so good hygiene is an important element of diseasecontrol.
The reason we wash are hands is because that when we wash are hands we are eliminating bacteria. Like if you start eating right and if you start eating and don't wash your hands you will probably get sick.
Use vegetable oil or peanut butter to soften the paint and then wash it off. Using paint thinner on skin is problematic for your health. After this, plan to use plastic gloves when painting--uncomfortable, but so easily cleaned up! Answer It depends if the paint is dry or not,When wet, you'll… need at least general purpose paint thinner, then hot soapy water If dry, you'll need a very strong paint thinner( Polyurethane thinner) then hot soapy water. If really dry, take one kitchen metal scouring pad with some soap n scrub it off, a little painful but it does the trick (MORE)
It doesn't really. "scrubbing" simply implies more intense hand washing. So if you wash you hands intensly, you are scrubbing them.
Hand washing is the best way to prevent germs from spreading. Think of how many things you do with your hands ... it's a lot! While cooking food will remove many germs you are touching the food after it has been cooked. If you have not washed your hands before preparing a meal, germs can be transfer…ed to your cutting board, knives, counter, plates and food. By handwashing before cooking, it prevents germs from hands being transfered to mouths and into your body. (MORE)
Praise be to Allaah.. Performing the five Salat (Prayer) daily, mandatory prayers (prayer include standing, bowing, prostrating, reciting parts of the Qur'an, praising, and remembring Allah, asking for His Mercy, forgivness and Paradise).. Before performing Salat, we must perfome abulation "Wudoo"… as per follow:. "With regard to how wudoo' is to be done, there are two ways. 1 - Obligatory parts of wudoo', which are as follows: (i) Washing the face completely once, which includes rinsing the mouth and nose. (ii) Washing the arms up to the elbows, once. (iii) Wiping the entire head, including the ears. (iv) Washing the feet up to ankles, once. What is meant by once in all the above is that the entire part of the body mentioned must be washed thoroughly. (v) This must be done in order, so one washes the face first, then the arms, then wipes the head, then washes the feet, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did wudoo' in this order. (vi) This must be done continuously, i.e., the parts of the body must be washed one after the other with no lengthy interruption between washing one part and the next. These are the obligatory parts of wudoo' which must be done in order for wudoo' to be sound. The evidence for these obligatory parts of wudoo' is the aayah in which Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): "O you who believe! When you intend to offer As-Salaah (the prayer), wash your faces and your hands (forearms) up to the elbows, rub (by passing wet hands over) your heads, and (wash) your feet up to the ankles. If you are in a state of Janaaba (i.e. after a sexual discharge), purify yourselves (bathe your whole body). But if you are ill or on a journey, or any of you comes after answering the call of nature, or you have been in contact with women (i.e. sexual intercourse), and you find no water, then perform Tayammum with clean earth and rub therewith your faces and hands. Allaah does not want to place you in difficulty, but He wants to purify you, and to complete His Favour to you that you may be thankful" [al-Maa'idah 5:6] 2 - Mustahabb parts of wudoo'. These were narrated in the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), the details of which are as follows: (i) You must have the intention of purifying yourself and removing impurity. The intention should not be spoken out loud for its place is in the heart. This applies to all acts of worship. (ii) You should say Bismillaah. (iii) Then you should wash your hands three times (iv) Then you should rinse your mouth three times, swirling the water around inside your mouth, and rinse your nose three times, blowing the water out and using the left hand to remove the water from your nose. (v) You should wash you face three times, from the hairline to the jawbone and chin, and from ear to ear. A man should wash the hair of his beard because it is part of the face. If his beard is thin he has to wash it inside and out, and if it is thick and covers the skin, he should wash the surface of it only and run his wet fingers through it. (vi) Then he should wash his arms up to the elbows three times. The arm extends from the fingertips, including the nails, to the lower part of the upper arm. It is essential to remove anything stuck to the hands before washing them, such as dough, mud, paint, etc, that could prevent the water from reaching the skin. (vii) Then after that he should wipe his head and ears once with fresh water, not the water left over from washing his arms. The way in which the head is to be wiped is that you put your wet hands at the front of your head and bring them to the back of your head, then bring them back to the place where you started. Then put your index fingers in your ears and wipe the back of the ears with your thumbs. With regard to a woman's hair, she should wipe it whether it is loose or braided from the front of her head to the roots of the hair at the nape of her neck, but she does not have to wipe the entire length of her hair. (viii) Then you should wash your feet three times up to the ankles, namely the bones at the bottom of the leg. The evidence for that is the hadeeth narrated by Humraan the freed slave of 'Uthmaan, who said that 'Uthmaan ibn 'Affaan (may Allaah be pleased with him) called for water to do wudoo'. He washed his hands three times, then he rinsed his mouth and nose, then he washed his face three times, then he washed his right arm up to the elbow three times, then he washed his left arm likewise. Then he wiped his head, then he washed his right foot up to the ankle three times, then he washed his left foot likewise. Then he said, "I saw the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) doing wudoo' as I have done it, then the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, 'Whoever does wudoo' as I have done it, then prays two rak'ahs in which he focuses completely on his prayer, his previous sins will be forgiven.'" (Narrated by Muslim, al-Tahaarah, 331) The conditions of wudoo are: being Muslim, being of sound mind, having reached the age of discernment and having the intention of doing wudoo'. Wudoo' is not valid on the part of a kaafir, an insane person, a small child who has not yet reached the age of discernment or one who does not have the intention of doing wudoo' because his intention is to cool himself down, for example. The water must also be pure (taahir), for impure (naajis) water cannot be used for wudoo'. One must also remove anything that could prevent water from reaching the skin and nails, such as nail polish. It is prescribed to say Bismillaah according to the majority of scholars, but they differ as to whether it is obligatory or Sunnah. If one remembers to say it, it may be said either at the beginning of wudoo' or during it. There is no difference between men and women in the way wudoo' should be done. It is mustahabb to say, when one has completed wudoo': "Ashhadu an laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wahdahu laa shareeka lah, WA ashhadu Anna Muhammadan 'abduhu WA rasooluhu (I bear witness that there is no god except Allaah alone with no partner or associate, and I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah)," because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "There is no one among you who does wudoo' and does it properly and does it well, then he says, 'Ashhadu an laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wahdahu laa shareeka lah, WA ashhadu Anna Muhammadan 'abduhu WA rasooluhu,' but the gates of Paradise will be opened to him and he may enter through whichever of them he wishes." (Narrated by Muslim, al-Tahaarah, 345). A report narrated by al-Tirmidhi adds: "Allaahumma ij'alni min al-tawwaabeena WA'j'alni min al-mutatahhireen (O Allaah, make me one of those who repent and make me one of those who purify themselves)." (al-Tahaarah, 50; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Sunan Abi Dawood, no. 48) See al-Mulakhkhas al-Fiqhi by al-Fawzaan, 1/36) With regard to your saying "may Allaah have mercy on the Prophet ", what is prescribed in Islam is to send blessings and peace upon him, as Allaah commanded us to do when He said (interpretation of the meaning): "Allaah sends His Salaah (Graces, Honours, Blessings, Mercy) on the Prophet (Muhammad), and also His angels (ask Allaah to bless and forgive him). O you who believe! Send your Salaah on (ask Allaah to bless) him (Muhammad), and (you should) greet (salute) him with the Islamic way of greeting (salutation, i.e. As-Salaamu 'Alaykum)" [al-Ahzaab 33:56] And Allaah knows best. Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid Source: http://www.Islam-qa.com/en/ref/11497 (MORE)
Yes, you can wash chlamydia off your hands with soap and water. Chlamydia doesn't infect the hands.
Use soap? And/or alcohol wash. Water's a good idea, unless you use the alcohol wash Which doesn't need water.
Yes u can but on the news it said washing your hands cant prevent the swine flu! don't u read!
Microbes that cause disease are actually "things". Things that can be washed off like dirt. They can be washed off your hands before you touch yourself with the germs still on your hands. If you have the pathogens on your hands and then touch your nose, mouth, or eyes, the chance of getting the infe…ction the germs cause is much higher. Washing your hands actually mechanically removes these "things" from your skin both with the friction and rubbing with the soap and also with the washing action of the running warm water. Drying your hands well on clean towels will also help dislodge any microbes left behind. In addition, the soap/detergents also affect some types of microbes by removing the protective fats/oils that surround them and/or hold them on your skin. It is hard to remember that you may have recently touched something in public that might have germs on it when your nose itches. You forget and rub it with the contaminated hands and pass the germs directly into the vulnerable mucous tissue. Try to develop some hand awareness habits and frequently used routines for washing hands after public contacts. (MORE)
When you don't wash your hands, tons of bacteria can spread all around you, causing sickness, all the things you touch have bacteria it's best to keep up with washing your hands especially after touching anything in public, using the restroom, sneezing, always wash your hands for your safety health …wise. (MORE)
Common symptoms of Norovirus are nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and stomach cramps. Norovirus are transmitted via the faecal-oral route, disease can spread if you don't wash your hands well after using the toilet
One of the important principles of hand washing is to rid germs offof the things you touch. Washing your hands will also keep youhealthy.
You must wash your hands before cooking because there are some dirt on your hands and if you don't wash them then you will basically be eating dirt
It is most definitely 'germier' to Not wash your hands versus washing them. Our hands touch many, many things that can make us and others sick. Always wash your hands as often as you get the chance, preferably with soap and warm water. If you are in a circumstance where the only public restroom …is very dirty, sometimes it may not make your hands cleaner to wash them in there unless you touch nothing after washing and drying your hands, even the faucet to turn the water off or the door knob on the way out (use a paper towel to turn off the faucet and to open the door). Carry hand sanitizer with you and even after washing your hands in the restroom and doing what you can to protect your clean hands from new contamination, use the sanitizer once you leave the dirty area and before you touch yourself, others, or objects. (MORE)
Can Raynaud's Phenomenon be caused by washing hands in cold water I've always washed my hands under the cold tap and recently got Raynaud's Phenomenon could this be the cause oh and I'm 13 years old?
I am sorry to tell you but yes, it can also be caused by washing your hands in cold water then going into a very warm room, and poor circulation to the hand.
You reduce the number of bacteria and viruses by hand washing. This reduces the chance of getting infected.
pretty much any disease or virus that is caught by entering the body. HIV or AIDS can only be caught if you have a cut on your finger, and it's bleeding, and someone's blood that was infected gets onto your cut and you don't wash your hands immediately. but what are the chances of that happening?
Not If you don't get your hand soiled with something dirty Normal contact with a patient or a dry surface with possible bacteria is not a problem
beacause if you touch a doorknob you can get a disease and the sooner you wash it the better
Hmm could be that washing your hands with soap kills the germs, viruses & Bacteria and the water washes them away so they dont get passed around by touch...
The list is too long to mention. Diarrhea, dysentery, typhoid, cholera and many respiratory tract infections are caught this way.