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hand sanitizer and arthritis in hands

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience in Hand Surgery
Sanitizer: A solution that cleans the hand. Usually alcohol based.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moshe Dekel
46 years experience in Gynecology
Yes: sniffing any chemicals can cause a health issues, why take a chance? If this is a habit you can't control, it is an addiction, and needs to be looked ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Anti-bacterial: Alcohol is a weak antiseptic.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
31 years experience in Pediatrics
Probably: Most hand sanitizers are alcohol based and work by their drying action. Babies have sensitive skin, which may be overly dried out by the alcohol. It i ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
36 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Swallow Hand Sanitiz: Generally hand sanitizer contains scents and alcohol. Read the label for ingredients. Not sure if there is anything dangerous in there? Call you local ... Read More
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Triclosan is very safe for hand soaps/sanitizers.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Herpes prevention: The best form of herpes prevention is to avoid contact of mucous membranes (genital tract, as well as eyes/mouth/nose) with an infected partner. Latex ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Yes: But it may create some pain such many sanitizers have alcohol in them.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
?MRSA: NO ~ not using it will propagate the spread of these bugs. USE SOAP AND WATER ALWAYS and wash hands frequenty ! Thanks
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
HIV is hard to get: Hiv does not live in air or on surfaces.

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