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Allergic To Hand Santizers
When I use soup or hand sanitizer or even moisturizing soup, my hands get very dry. It is very uncomforatble. Could I be allergic? is this normal?
Dry Hands: If skin dryness is only side effect it is unlikely an allergy. Using soaps and sanitizer frequently throughout the day can be very irritating to hands so limiting hand washing can help. Moisturize your hands frequently throughout the day with fragrant-free product. Also can try Aquaphor application on hands at night covered by cotton gloves to seal in moisture. Use gloves when washing dishes. ...Read more
Putting hand sanitizer on a skin allergic rash?
Rash has been present for about a month. Neck first, then upper back. Neck disappeared now slight.
Not recommended: Hand sanitizer has alcohol which can be toxic the tissues and flesh underneath the skin. (its not toxic to the top layer of skin) usually best course of action for a deep cut is to stop the bleeding with direct pressure. Then if bleeding stops wash with gentle soap and water. See a doctor to see if you need stitches. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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