Augusta, GA
A 23-year-old male asked:

I recently been using to much hand sanitizer or alcohol on my hands because i work a lot & i just now put alcohol on my hands & my fingers turned blue & white?

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Dr. Steven Simon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 40 years experience
Cyanosis: Typically the reaction you describe occurs from lack of blood flow (Raynaud’s phenomenon) or cold temps rather than chemical irritants. I don’t know what is in your cleanser, but alcohol itself should not cause this. See a doc if this doesn’t clear in a day. In the meantime try flushless niacin 500mg 2-3 x daily, wear latex or nitrile gloves at work, and wash gloved hands instead of skin.
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