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A 23-year-old female asked:

Put hand sanitizer on outside of cheese while still sealed w/ plastic. went to eat some & it tasted like hand sanitizer.19 w preg. could it hurt baby?

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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
Minimal ingestion: I think you will be fine; obviously there are no studies on this to guarantee the lack of harm, but it's highly unlikely with such a small amount. The only known harm is likely the small amount of alcohol in the sanitizer, but your pregnancy is so far enough along that this should not matter. Relax. It's going to be fine.

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Last updated Mar 11, 2014

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