One of the ways a virus like the coronavirus can enter your body is through you touching your nose, mouth or eyes with contaminated hands. Photo: Getty ImagesOne of the ways a virus like the coronavirus can enter your body is through you touching your nose, mouth or eyes with contaminated hands. Photo: Getty Images
One of the ways a virus like the coronavirus can enter your body is through you touching your nose, mouth or eyes with contaminated hands. Photo: Getty Images

Coronavirus: why you touch your face so much, and how to stop during a virus outbreak

  • We touch our faces more often than we think – one study caught medical students touching their faces 23 times per hour on average
  • Suggestions for limiting face contact include keeping your hands busy, using tools to scratch your face if you have an itch, and wearing gloves

Topic |   Wellness
One of the ways a virus like the coronavirus can enter your body is through you touching your nose, mouth or eyes with contaminated hands. Photo: Getty ImagesOne of the ways a virus like the coronavirus can enter your body is through you touching your nose, mouth or eyes with contaminated hands. Photo: Getty Images
One of the ways a virus like the coronavirus can enter your body is through you touching your nose, mouth or eyes with contaminated hands. Photo: Getty Images
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