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A 28-year-old female asked:

I forgot that i had put hand sanitizer on my hands, and let my baby suck my finger for a few seconds before realizing what i did. will my baby be ok?

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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Safe: We may possibly all be better off using more hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizers like Purell are alcohol based, and the amount on a fingertip (especially after a few seconds) would be insignificant. Baby will be fine.

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Last updated Oct 23, 2017

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