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How often should I wash my hands if cold and flu season is over?

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  • AStacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answered
    Regular hand-washing is one of the easiest and best ways to prevent illness any time of the year --- not just during cold and flu season. You should wash your hands several times a day, year-round. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that you wash your hands in all these situations:
    • before eating
    • after using the bathroom
    • after handling garbage
    • after cleaning up a child who has used the bathroom
    • after touching an animal
    • and after coughing, blowing your nose, or sneezing
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