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Could i die from drinking hand sanitizer?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: You could also die from drinking too much water.But the toxic material and ethyl alcohol in hand sanitizer would kill you sooner.The physical pain and discomfort for both would make it a gross and truly undesirable event.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: Many formulations may contain very high concentrations of ethanol or isopropanol. Please don't do this.

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Last updated May 16, 2020

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