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Handwashing agents have minor effects on skin dermatitis, irritation
 

Handwashing agents have minor effects on skin dermatitis, irritation

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Handwashing appears to have a minor contribution to Ebola transmission risk-related dermatitis, according to a new study, suggesting that communities dealing with Ebola should employ the handwashing method that is most appropriate to their situation and circumstance.
 
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7 Jan 2017 - General
 
We need to be very particular in choosing the agent we are applying to our skin most especially to those who's skin are sensitive. In my experience, I come to use both soap and water and/or sanitizer or whatever is available, seriously. Nonetheless the study revealed it does not play a major effect on the participants. I am also curious how the respondents were able to survive the research period as they were adviced to refrain theirselves from using shampoo, soap, conditioners and the like...
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Theekshana Abayawickrama When I was a junior resident, I had the same experience with a propanol-based hand rub in our operating theatre. After a few minutes of application, I experience slight burning on my arms and forearms. I tolerated this because the sensation is temporary and I never developed rashes or erythema. The tolerance for difference strengths of alcohol-based hand disinfectants vary from person to ...
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The results of the study are likely to be valid, but this is not applicable in my professional practice. At the institution where I am practicing at, it is mandatory for all healthcare workers to perform hand hygiene for every patient contact. Standard hand hygiene practice entails handwashing and/or the use of an alcohol-based hand rub. In contrast to the study, an average healthcare worker sees more than ten patients in a day. During the start of my residency, I always have dry hands because o...
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