Wash your hands after you eat. Ideally, you should wash your hands before AND after you eat (a great hygiene practice!). It seems like such a simple act but doing so can help keep your allergic friend from coming in contact with a possible allergen that you may have on your hands. For example, if you ate a peanut butter sandwich and your fingers are smeared with peanut butter this could pose as a risk for your peanut allergic friend. If you touched a doorknob, then your peanut allergic friend touches the same doorknob and put his/her hands in their mouth (to wiggle a tooth or bite nails), this could cause an allergic reaction. To minimize the risk of exposure washing your hands after you eat will help keep your allergic friend safe!
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