Bathroom Germs on Pants: How often should we wash our hands.

Patient : How concerned should people be about the germs that collect on their pants from using the restroom (since their pants are pulled up before washing their hands)? Do these germs warrant a hand washing after each contact?
Doctor :   Typically it is warranted and adviced to wash you hands after each potential harmful contact with germs. However this is not possible as one encounters many germs throughout the day . I would advice you to wash your hands before each meal, after using the washroom , handling contaminated material, sneezing etc. I hope this helps.

Related Q&A

Q: My daughter had her first unprovoked seizure two months back...all her blood results were normal....but she was hospi...

Q: I’m not really sure where to begin. My wife was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer with mets to the liver th...

Q: I have to pimples on my penis which I hope that’s what it is. Can you tell me what it looks like

Q: I have severe pain in my knee (front/back) and down my calf. This started two days ago and it's not better this mor...

Q: Hi, I had redness and burning sensation on my penis head about a week ago, it was also very sensitive. I have been us...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews