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5 diseases you can get from not washing your hands

You use hands for doing almost everything. From opening doors to eating and shaking hands with other people. But have you ever wondered how much germs you’re carrying around just on your hands? You can’t even imagine, because there are billions of germ cells on your hands. Even now as you’re reading this. It is important that we regularly clean our hands especially before eating or touching anything which goes into your body. Most of the time you unconsciously bite your nails and your hands come in contact to your mouth which exposes your body to the risk of falling ill as a result of harmful bacteria. We thus give you the list of all the diseases you might get if you don’t develop the habit of washing your hands or using a sanitizer regularly.

Hepatitis A

This is one of the most highly contagious infection that you can get from dirty hands.  It results in a host of complications such as nausea, vomiting, fatigue and yellow skin. However, these symptoms are slow to develop which means that you may have Hepatitis A for up to a month before these symptoms confirm it. They are also not quick to leave because various doctors report that these symptoms take two to six months to vanish. More shockingly, some people with Hepatitis in their bodies don’t ever show signs of the disease. So the next time you go to the bathroom, be sure to wash your hands properly, through an antibacterial soap or a strong hand sanitizer. Hepatitis A can also be spread if you consume food which has been previously consumed by someone affected.  Treatment for a known hepatitis A exposure includes a hepatitis A vaccine within two weeks of exposure


It’s the disease where you get blister-bumps in your and various parts of your body such as your feet, your hands, and your palms. This virus is spread if you consume a food item or beverage which contains fecal traces. The only way to prevent this horrible disease is to wash your hands thoroughly after bathroom use.


This is a bacterial infection which is contracted through various germs and bacteria. It is highly contagious and even if you come into contact with the infected person by means of shaking hands, and then consume any food or beverage directly using unwashed hands, you will be highly exposed to the risk of developing Shigellosis.



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