A 46-year-old member asked:
Is putting purell hand sanitizer on cuts harmful?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No: Will sting, but won't cause harm. Similar to putting a disinfectant on a wound. It is then best to rinse it off with claen water.
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Hand Surgery 35 years experience
OUCH! : That type of hand sanitizer is 63% ethyl alcohol or ethanol. Ethanol is the same alcohol found in spirits and liquors and beer and wine. It will sting and probably used sparingly will not harm a very superficial cut but id keep it out of deep cuts.Gentle washing with soap and water is effective. It also contains water, isopropyl alcohol, glycerin, carbomer, fragrance, aminomethyl propanol, etc.
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Last updated Jan 19, 2020
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