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A 18-year-old female asked:

My water is off i brought water bottles & hand sanitizer. can using hand sanitizer more than washing your hands cause bacterial resistance or mrsa?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Wouldn't worry: Regular use on a personal level is unlikely to trigger any significant changes in your local. This is a theoretical issue but not a practical risk. Many physicians, routinely uses hand sanitizer between patients instead of hand washing. It accomplishes the same goal in a fraction of the time with less mess.
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