These are the top 7 body parts your hands should never touch to keep germs away. Think of your body like a sacred temple--there are spots you should never put your hands on. According to MSN, hands play a major role in the transmission of germs. Listen up, germophobes--even after proper washing and hand sanitizer, your fingers and hands are rapidly re-contaminated from your surrounding environment. If you have long nails or rings and bracelets, this is especially true. Learn which 7 body parts you should avoid touching as much as possible:
1. Your Ear Canal
You should never stick your fingers—or anything else—in your ears. "Introducing anything into the ear canal can tear the thin skin that lines the ear canal,” says John K Niparko, MD, professor and chair of the department of otolaryngology - head & neck surgery - at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
If you feel a persistent itching sensation in your ears, see an otolaryngologist rather than trying something DIY. "An otolaryngologist can assess the problem—whether it be wax accumulation, eczema of the skin, or infection—like swimmer's ear, for example. A tailored program of treatment, ear hygiene, and moisturising of the skin should be put into play," says Niparko.