Why is there a different style of hand washing for after going to the bathroom (alternating between hands) and before eating bread (consecutively on each hand)?

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    Welcome to Mi Yodeya, JoeShmo, and thanks for bringing us your question! Hope to see you around. – Scimonster Mar 15 '15 at 11:50
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    Hi Joeshmo, and welcome again! What demonstrates to you that there is in fact a different procedure for these two washings? A printed source? Observation of individuals? Including this information would improve the question. – WAF Mar 15 '15 at 11:53
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    +1 This is a perfect example of a question I always have when washing but forget 30 seconds after! – Shoel U'Meishiv Mar 15 '15 at 11:56
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    If one washes their hands seirugin (alternating ) after bathroom then they are following the option who holds that bathrooms have Rauch raah and seirugin gets rid of it,however washing for bread really just needs a pouring of a reviis on the hands the second pouring is to get rid of the water from the first pouring see Mishna Brurah 162:1 – sam Mar 15 '15 at 15:40
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    @sam actually the mishna berura (and most authorities, including the Shulchan Arukh and Rama) is ok with just using a reviit and not doing a second pouring. – Double AA Mar 15 '15 at 17:29

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