In the most crowded locations, hundreds of different people use the same public bathroom every day. Considering that all these people come from very different places and have different hygiene habits, public bathrooms can turn into a real nightmare for all the germophobes out there.
Especially during this time of the year, when many people have the flu or a cold and seem to be constantly sneezing and coughing.
However, actually getting sick from simply using a public bathroom is highly unlikely… if you are careful enough. There are a few things you can do to minimize your exposure to germs and bring the risk of getting sick close to zero.
All you have to do to be safe is avoid touching some specific places and properly wash your hands. The truth is that public bathrooms are as dangerous as some other public spaces (such as your office, restaurants, schools, malls… you name it) when it comes to the number of common germs present. Nevertheless, this article aims to teach you a few tricks that will surely make you stress less the next time you have to use a public bathroom!