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Is it good hygiene to wash ones hands before and after using the washroom?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (24159points) December 12th, 2022

Just wondering.

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jca2's avatar

You’re supposed to wash your hands after going to the bathroom. I don’t think of it as optional, I think of it as “a must.” The kids in my daughter’s nursery school learned it from as soon as they were going to the bathroom.

I will wash my hands before going to the bathroom only if I feel my hands are dirty, like if I am in the city and was touching public transportation and stuff like that, or if I was eating and have food on my hands, and don’t want to get my clothes dirty.

Jeruba's avatar

Well, it’s always good hygiene to wash your hands, especially now in covid times; but I don’t see any special necessity before using the bathroom. After, yes.

kritiper's avatar

It depends on just what it was exactly that you had your hands in before going to the bathroom.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Dude 1: My momma taught me to wash my hands after peeing.

Dude 2: My Momma taught me not to pee on my hands.

Entropy's avatar

You should wash your hands after. Now…if you’re not in a public restroom and you’re 100% confident that your hands encountered nothing sketchy…is it the worst thing if you skip? No. But I would still consider it good etiquette to wash them, even if it not hygienically mandatory.

Washing before? No. Unless I went in with greasy/dirty hands. But not normally.

filmfann's avatar

I wash my hands after, so not to spread disease.

I wash my hands before, because I don’t want to get disease on my junk.

LuckyGuy's avatar

I use the same procedure as @filmfann. I wash before and after. It’s easy to do – and free.

Things are hot and sweaty down there. I’d rather not introduce anything that might grow in that environment.

rockfan's avatar

Probably doesn’t matter beforehand.

Forever_Free's avatar

Only if you are a mechanic or a printer repairman.

jca2's avatar

@rockfan I think it does matter, in the examples I gave, if you have been on public transportation or in a public space, or have food on your hands. Further descriptive details given by @LuckyGuy.

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