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How do germs get into the body?


It's easy to accidentally come across germs without ever knowing it because all germs (yes, all of them) are too small for you to see without a microscope!

Lots of germs travel through the air, so you often pick them up through your mouth or nose. Other kinds of germs can get into your body if you have a cut or a scrape. You can also get germs from touching something that has germs, and then touching your own nose, mouth, or even eyes.

The best way to keep germs out and to prevent other people from getting your own germs is to wash your hands regularly with soap and water, especially before you eat or put your hands near your nose, mouth, or eyes. You should also always have a grown-up help you clean off cuts or scrapes with soap and water to prevent germs from getting in that way, too!

Having some germs is normal, and it would be hard to not have any at all. So, as long as you always cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough (to prevent others from catching your germs) and you do your best to wash your hands regularly and avoid dirty surfaces that might carry germs, you should be able to rest easy knowing you gave those germs a run for their money!


Healthy & FitThere are lots of things you can do help your body be good at fighting off any germs that do get into your body. Eating a healthy diet with lots of vitamins and nutrients is very helpful in fighting off germs. For example Vitamin C, which is founds in lots of foods like oranges, is really good at fighting germs! Getting plenty of exercise and lots of rest will also help you body be strong enough to fight off germs when they get in your way. What are some other things you can think of?