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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonah Essers
Pediatric Gastroenterology 19 years experience
I wouldn't: This would not be a good idea. The alcohol content of the sanitizer could be irritating.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Not a great idea: Many contain high concentrations of ethanol or isopropanol which could dry out mucosal tissues.
A member asked:
Dr. Barry Auster
Dermatology 48 years experience
Yes: As long as it has 60% alcohol
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Not to worry: Wash or rinse off with water. Sanitizers are made from isopropyl alcohol . If ingested in small amounts, it should not be a problem . Don't we drink a... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Antibacterial gel: This gel cleans your hands of the dirt and bacteria that were on them before the cleaning, but does not really protect against further contamination. ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
No: It dilutes the effect.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Burn scars: If the skin was damaged to the point of scarring then nothing can be done to completely remove the scar. Discolored skin can be bleached lighter and p... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 14 years experience
Don't worry: Soap and water is better than antibacterial gel. Even in hospital it is preferable to hand wash instead of using gel for some bacteria. I would not ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
COVID transmission: Yes, there is risk of transmission with that scenario if the other person is infected. Would protect by insuring that both of you wear masks. Increase... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 19 years experience
Not for C diff !: Though we may question the types of scenarios where gels are appropriate, one consensus exists- gels should not be used when seeing a patient with c d... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
Aloe vera: Soothes burns. No evidence of accelerating healing.

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