Why is hot water more effective than cold when washing your hands, if the water isnt hot enough to kill bacteria?

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Why is hot water more effective than cold when washing your hands, if the water isnt hot enough to kill bacteria?

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No but warmer water is enough to open pores and get some soap into there. That’s why a rule of thumb when dealing with bodily fluids on your hands (someone else’s fluids), cold water is recommended because it doesn’t open them.

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