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How can I avoid fecal contamination of my hands?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Wash hands thoroughly and frequently with soap and water, especially after using the toilet, before handling or eating food, and before and after every diaper change. Avoid scratching the skin in the anal area. Keep fingernails clean and short. Avoid biting nails, and wear gloves when doing gardening or working in soil and sand.

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