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WHO and CDC recommends proper hygiene practices
including proper steps of hand washing in schools and homes as preventive measures for HFMD.54, 57



Practice the Golden Hand Wash Standard
Keep the germs away.
Step 1
Wet Hands with water.
Apply Soap and Lather Well.
Step 2
Palm to Palm.
Step 3
Between and Back of Fingers.
Step 4
Back of Hands.
Step 5
Base of thumbs.
Step 6
Fingernails.
Step 7
Wrists.
Step 8
Rinse hands and dry thoroughly.

*The recommended duration of hand washing by CDC is at least 20 seconds71.

Protect your loved ones
Here’s what you need to know.
How can germs spread from one to another?

The most common way for germs to spread is by touch. Direct contact with an infected person or an object the person has touched can spread the infection. Proper hand washing after contact with an infected person can break the spread in a home or office setting, and help avoid falling sick.52

How can germs spread from one to another?
The most common way for germs to spread is by touch. Direct contact with an infected person or an object the person has touched can spread the infection. Proper hand washing after contact with an infected person can break the spread in a home or office setting, and help avoid falling sick.52
What should you do during high-risk infectious periods?

It’s important to practice proper hand hygiene during outbreaks of infection, in high-risk areas and after contact with body fluids or infectious materials. This helps to reduce the spread of infection. BETADINE® Antiseptic Skin Cleanser contains 7.5% povidone-iodine which is proven to kill a wide range of tough-to-kill germs such as MERS72, Ebola73, SARS74, Hand Foot Mouth Disease75, Influenza A Virus76,77, and Norovirus78,79. The recommended duration of hand washing by CDC is at least 20 seconds71.

What should you do during high-risk infectious periods?
It’s important to practice proper hand hygiene during outbreaks of infection, in high-risk areas and after contact with body fluids or infectious materials. This helps to reduce the spread of infection. BETADINE® Antiseptic Skin Cleanser contains 7.5% povidone-iodine which is proven to kill a wide range of tough-to-kill germs such as MERS72, Ebola73, SARS74, Hand Foot Mouth Disease75, Influenza A Virus76,77, and Norovirus78,79. The recommended duration of hand washing by CDC is at least 20 seconds71.
What is an antiseptic and how does it differ from a disinfectant?

Both antiseptics and disinfectants prevent the growth of disease-causing micro-organisms. The main difference between the two is that disinfectants are usually used on inanimate objects (e.g. tables, floors, chairs) and antiseptics are more suitable for human skin. For this very reason, BETADINE® Antiseptic Skin Cleanser which contains 7.5% povidone-iodine can help to protect yourself and your loved ones from germs transmission. It is proven to kill a wide range of tough to kill germs such as MERS72, Ebola73, SARS74, Hand Foot Mouth Disease75, Influenza A Virus76,77, and Norovirus78,79

What is an antiseptic and how does it differ from a disinfectant?
Both antiseptics and disinfectants prevent the growth of disease-causing micro-organisms. The main difference between the two is that disinfectants are usually used on inanimate objects (e.g. tables, floors, chairs) and antiseptics are more suitable for human skin. For this very reason, BETADINE® Antiseptic Skin Cleanser which contains 7.5% povidone-iodine can help to protect yourself and your loved ones from germs transmission. It is proven to kill a wide range of tough to kill germs such as MERS72, Ebola73, SARS74, Hand Foot Mouth Disease75, Influenza A Virus76,77, and Norovirus78,79

Is there a role for antiseptic cleanser in hand washing as compared to soap and water?

Antiseptic hand wash can remove or destroy transient microorganisms (bacteria, fungi and viruses) while plain soap and water will only remove soil and transient microorganisms.80

For this very reason, BETADINE® Antiseptic Skin Cleanser which contains 7.5% povidone-iodine can help to protect yourself and your loved ones from germs transmission. It is proven to kill a wide range of tough to kill germs such as MERS72, Ebola73, SARS74, Hand Foot Mouth Disease75, Influenza A Virus76,77, and Norovirus78,79.

Is there a role for antiseptic cleanser in hand washing as compared to soap and water?

Antiseptic hand wash can remove or destroy transient microorganisms (bacteria, fungi and viruses) while plain soap and water will only remove soil and transient microorganisms.80

For this very reason, BETADINE® Antiseptic Skin Cleanser which contains 7.5% povidone-iodine can help to protect yourself and your loved ones from germs transmission. It is proven to kill a wide range of tough to kill germs such as MERS72, Ebola73, SARS74, Hand Foot Mouth Disease75, Influenza A Virus76,77, and Norovirus78,79.
What are the benefits of the golden brown colour of BETADINE® Antiseptic Skin Cleanser?

The active ingredient in BETADINE® Antiseptic Skin Cleanser, povidone-iodine is naturally golden brown in colour. At times when some areas of our hands or body are not properly cleaned, the golden brown colour of BETADINE® antiseptic skin cleanser indicates the areas of our skin that we have washed.

If you accidentally get BETADINE® Antiseptic Skin Cleanser on natural fibres such as cotton it can usually be easily washed off with water and soap. For man-made fibres, BETADINE® Antiseptic Skin Cleanser can usually be washed off with the help of a stain remover.

What are the benefits of the golden brown colour of BETADINE® Antiseptic Skin Cleanser?
The active ingredient in BETADINE® Antiseptic Skin Cleanser, povidone-iodine is naturally golden brown in colour. At times when some areas of our hands or body are not properly cleaned, the golden brown colour of BETADINE® antiseptic skin cleanser indicates the areas of our skin that we have washed.

If you accidentally get BETADINE® Antiseptic Skin Cleanser on natural fibres such as cotton it can usually be easily washed off with water and soap. For man-made fibres, BETADINE® Antiseptic Skin Cleanser can usually be washed off with the help of a stain remover.
Can the skin cleanser be used on a daily basis?

BETADINE® Antiseptic Skin Cleanser is not recommended for regular every day use like you would use soap and body foam. However, BETADINE® Antiseptic Skin Cleanser can be used to reduce the risk of spread of infections on a regular basis during high risk periods.

Can the skin cleanser be used on a daily basis?
BETADINE® Antiseptic Skin Cleanser is not recommended for regular every day use like you would use soap and body foam. However, BETADINE® Antiseptic Skin Cleanser can be used to reduce the risk of spread of infections on a regular basis during high risk periods.