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8 reasons you will stop using hand sanitisers regularly
 

8 reasons you will stop using hand sanitisers regularly

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Are you addicted to using hand sanitizers? Well, here are eight reasons not to use it.
 
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27 Nov 2016 - General
 
Marinelle Castro Thank you for sharing your opinion about the use of sanitizers. That is a very strong point on the validity of sanitizers as very few literature has been published on the efficacy of these gels to prevent infection. It would have been even considered to be used in the OR setting like sterilium if sanitizers were proven to adequately clean the hands. I agree that frequent use of these products wou...
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If hand sanitizers were useful, perhaps the CDC would have already recommended it instead of handwashing. However, the benefits of using hand sanitizers have not yet been established, and there is scarcity of literature that validates if this helps in disinfection. From a theoretical perspective, one of the disadvantage of habitually using this, is the alteration of skin flora. We have normal skin flora that can be affected due to the habitual use of such. This makes us susceptible to acquiring ...
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Tahira Nawaz Thank you for sharing your thoughts about this topic. I agree that it can post more health hazards than the benefit of keeping the hands clean all the time. Children are paricularly susceptible to ingestion of sanitizer because of the sweet smell of the gels. Moreover, its consistency is an appeal for ingestion too since sanitizers are slimy like liquid gello. The highlight of this article for kids i...
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I don’t use hand sanitizer and will not allow anyone else to use it as well. The main reason is alcohol content of the sanitizers as I have seen that most of the sanitizers have not more than 60 %of alcohol and above 60 % alcohol is very necessary to sanitize the hands properly. It is also not a good option for kids because kids use to put their hands in the mouth and the ingredients of sanitizers are very harmful to the children, even it is mentioned on most of the sanitizers ‘to keep out of re...
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Hand sanitizers are widely used because of its convenience as it is a quick fix to disinfect hands. However, it can cause more harm than good. Aside from the reasons listed in this article, hand sanitizers main ingredient is still alcohol which can cause drying of hands or hand dermatitis. This is a skin condition that warrants medical attention because the palms become erythematous and pruritic and can even have blister formation sometimes. I would advice that handwashing with a gentle soap is ...
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