I open and close doors with my legs to avoid contaminating my hands when I can, some people actually do flush toilets with their legs – pretty extreme and dramatic if you ask me. Dear Fave, To know facts about public toilets, you need this tips.
-Close lid before flushing – the number two way to avoid micro-organisms flying around.
- Number one of course is sanitizing, cleaning with disinfectants.
-Squatting/Hovering- not cute leaving pee all over for the next person to clean up If you hover lift the seat up especially guys. (notes like “If you sprinkle when you tinkle, Be a sweetie and wipe the seatie” do work) .
- Contact ; Infection does not come from the skin contact it is acts as a protective barrier, it comes from the genitalia coming in contact with the micro-organisms
valid sanitary concern.
Drying your hands with paper towel after washing removes an additional 25% of the remaining bacteria on your hands... using a blow dryer can increase the amount of bacteria on your hands by over 400%... bacteria loves warm air.
Door-knobs on your way out – this is where you really need to kill the paranoia, would you also think twice about touching every other door-knobs you come into contact with for the rest of the day? Best bet is to get your hands washed and have an antibacterial hand sanitizer handy always. ( If you worry about losing moisture, keep your moisturiser handy too).
Wash your hands- number one back to the house rule in my home is straight to get your hands washed and no, no eating outside also without your hands first being washed.
After washing your hands- Yes but the flush handle, faucets and sink in public lavatories are highly contaminated, as are the door handles and light switches. Turning off the water & opening the door after you washed your hands are probably the most dangerous acts of all. Then you rub your eye, dig in your nose, or (with your freshly washed hands) eat something & bingo, you're inoculated. Sitting on the WC, even a pee puddled one, is the least of your worries . . .
what happens when you are not there - the rubber gloved maids swamps out the toilet, rinse the sink, then proceed to touch everything in the room contaminating every surface, handle, switch, bedding . . . Great places to give your immune system a workout I say.I have seen a fast-food service person use her bare hands to sweep and use the same hands to prepare my tea, who does that you say, well count the behind the scenes kitchen services you cannot phantom.
Transmission - Many disease-causing organisms can survive for only a short time on the surface of the seat, and for an infection to occur, the germs would have to be transferred from the toilet seat to your urethral or genital tract, or through a cut or sore on the buttocks or thighs, which is possible but very unlikely.
No-one has ever acquired an STD on the toilet seat -- unless they were having sex on the toilet seat!
Invariably the best way to stay protected is to get your immune system to check.
PHYSICIANADVICE: Have a hand sanitizer handy with you, whenever you go out in public always.
Love, Favorite Physician.