9 Health Dangers of Not Washing Your Hands Enough

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4) Pink Eye

Otherwise known as conjunctivitis, pink eye is spread through hand to eye contact. It’s highly contagious and common among children. Adults, however, are not immune. Anyone can catch it. It looks bad with a very blood shot pink appearance. It’s uncomfortable, itchy, can ooze puss and can easily be spread to anyone once you have it. If you are unfortunate enough to catch it, you should not touch or rub your eye with your hands. Anything you touch after that, if you don’t wash your hands thoroughly and properly, will become contaminated with the infectious germs. That’s why children are among those who spread it the most. As a rule of thumb, you should never touch your eyes with your hands. You run the risk of other germs as well as possibly getting dirt or other irritants in your eyes.

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