A 33-year-old member asked:
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is soap better than hanitizer for preventing germs?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Soap is great: Soap is fine. The advantage of gel sanitizers is that you can use them frequently without drying your skin. This makes them useful in hospitals, where frequent washing is required, but for day-to-day or household use, soap and water are great.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019

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Plain old hand soap: is fine. You don't have to use antiseptic soaps.

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