Consequences of Washing Hands To Protect Against Coronavirus (COVID- 19)


  • Taruna Verma1 , Ashu Taneja2 , Rituraj Verma3 , Sweety Malik4



Novel Corona Virus 2019, repetitive, handwashing, COVID 19, skin reaction,hygiene, Stress Exposure, Social Isolation and Quarantine.


Background: Respiratory viruses like coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread when mucus or droplets
containing the virus get into your body through your eyes, nose or throat. Most often, this happens through
your hands. Hands also are one among the foremost common ways in which the virus spreads from one
person to subsequent. During a worldwide pandemic, one among the most cost-effective, easiest, and most
vital ways to stop the spread of an epidemic is to scrub your hands frequently with soap and water1
. But there
may be mild to moderate skin reactions related to hand hygiene.
Objective: To find out the consequences of repeated washing of hands to protect against coronavirus
Methods: 106 candidates were asked by questionnaire to fill 20 different questions related to time, duration,
frequency and consequences of hand wash they are feeling.
Result: The result of this study supports that 56% of people who are washing their hands at least 25-100
times a day are suffering from skin dryness.
Conclusion: study suggests that repeated or frequent washing of hands can cause dryness and crack skin of
hands even in individuals with no history of skin diseases

Author Biography

Taruna Verma1 , Ashu Taneja2 , Rituraj Verma3 , Sweety Malik4

Assistant Professor, Galgotias University, Greater Noida,UP, 2
MPT Student, Baba Mastnath College of
Physiotherapy, 3
Associate Professor, Galgotias University, Greater Noida,UP, 4
Consultant Physiotherapist