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Colds, flus, SWINE FLU? Ok…with summer coming to an end, I always worry about the dreaded cold and flu season. And this year with the Swine Flu lurking, I’m going to take even further precautions to limit our exposure to this virus. As a nurse, I’m super diligent about ensuring all 3 of us wash our hands regularly. But very often we’re out and about in places where washing hands is not convenient. You will ALWAYS find a small package of antibacterial hand wipes in my purse.
I recently had an opportunity to sample Wet Ones Antibacterial Hands & Face Wipes. In the hospital where I work, we use antibacterial hand gels in between patient contact. It’s actually an acceptable policy on our unit, provided we wash our hands after a certain number of uses/contact. The gels we use in the hospital are very strong and I’m always turned off by their strong alcohol aroma. I like using wipes with my son because I don’t find them to be as strong in odor but they’re still effective against 99.99% of germs. I also like wipes because I can actually get dirt off of my son’s hands (something that you can’t necessarily do with gels). I tend to feel like our hands are cleaner with a wipe and I like that they can be used on the face as well (they’re hypoallergenic). The wipes are also more gentle on the skin. My hands tend to be really dry after a day of using the alcohol-based antibacterial hand gels.
With the school year approaching (or already in session for some), you may want to consider placing a travel-sized pack of Wet Ones in your child’s backpack. You can teach them to use these when soap and water are not readily available, before and after eating, playing, etc. Here are some more tips on keeping your family healthy this season:
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and then throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Wash for 20 seconds. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers or antibacterial hand wipes are also effective when soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Avoid close contact with sick people.
If you’re concerned about chemicals and odors (the original does have a mild fragrance to it), you can try the Sensitive variety.
Win It! Three of you will win a package of Wet Ones to try out for yourself! Simply leave me a comment with something you and your family do to stay germ-free! Comments will close on September 1, 2009 at 10 PM PST. One comment per person, please (unless you do the extra credit). US residents only. Duplicates and comments not including the above information will be disqualified. Comments are moderated. If you don’t see your comment in a reasonable amount of time, send me an email. Bloggers and non-bloggers may enter. If you don’t want to leave your email address, please be sure to check back for my announcement on the winner. Please note that winners must respond within 48 hours of being announced/contacted or another winner will be drawn.
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