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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?

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

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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.

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.

Hand sanitizer on: a rash is not helpful and may even make things work. You need to find out the cause of the rash, e.g., allergy to a specific food, clothing, metal, etc. Your doc can help you w/this. Please see him or her. Avoid any lotions that contain alcohol, which is drying. ...Read more

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What is hand sanitizer made of?

What is hand sanitizer made of?

Various alcohols: The common one I used in my office had an ethyl alcohol base with a variety of bitter additives to make it undrinkable. Isopropyl alcohol (common rubbing alcohol) may occasionally show up in some products. Wood alcohol (methanol) is so toxic (tablespoonful will kill you) it does not show up in this product but is occasional used as a fuel. ...Read more

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Baby and kid hand sanitizer information?

Baby and kid hand sanitizer information?

Be careful: If children's swallow these agent they could be harmful to the child and end up in er. ...Read more

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Is it bad to use a lot of hand sanitizer ?

Is it bad to use a lot of hand sanitizer ?

Dry skin: Sanitizers usually have some alcohol in them that can dry your skin , so use a moisturizer on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Can using hand sanitizer often be dangerous?

Can using hand sanitizer often be dangerous?

Not often: However, obsessing about germs can be unhealthy and the type of sanitizer can unduly expose you to certain chemicals. Speak to your doctor about your concerns. ...Read more

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Is it okay to put hand sanitizer in a deep cut?

Is it okay to put hand sanitizer in a deep cut?

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

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Is putting purell hand sanitizer on cuts harmful?

Is putting purell hand sanitizer on cuts harmful?

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 more

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How many times can you use hand sanitizer in a day?

How many times can you use hand sanitizer in a day?

No limit: No limit.However you need to be aware that will dry-out you are hands and you need to rehydrate them with hand lotions, of course if you have certain skin condiitions you should not use them. ...Read more

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Why do some people warn against using hand sanitizer?

Why do some people warn against using hand sanitizer?

Ouch!: Besides the obvious discomfort from solutions that are usually alcohol based it is also damaging the exposed tissue. ...Read more

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I use hand sanitizer very frequently while taking care of my two young kids. Is there any concern about using too much of it?

Not really: Most of these are composed of ethanol gel and various other additives.They tend to be very drying when used often. The ethanol does not penetrate the skin in significant amounts.Other than dry, rough hands, there is not much to worry about. My nurses used a lot of moisturizers at the end of the work day to try to manage the drying effect. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use hand sanitizer on babies?

Is it ok to use hand sanitizer on babies?

No: Hand sanitizer is mostly alcohol and remember babies tend to put their hand in their mouth, and they can also absorb the alcohol from thier skin. Alcohol irritates the delicate skin of babies. In most instances soap and water will do just fine to clean little hands. If you must use it put it on your hands first and then apply to your babys hands. Always read warning labels on any product you use! ...Read more

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Could i die from drinking hand sanitizer?

Could i die from drinking hand sanitizer?

Yes: You could also die from drinking too much water.But the toxic material and ethyl alcohol in hand sanitizer would kill you sooner.The physical pain and discomfort for both would make it a gross and truly undesirable event. ...Read more

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Could hand sanitizer gel be used as lube?

Could hand sanitizer gel be used as lube?

I wouldn't: This would not be a good idea. The alcohol content of the sanitizer could be irritating. ...Read more

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Is sniffing hand sanitizer bad?

Is sniffing hand sanitizer bad?

Yes: sniffing any chemicals can cause a health issues, why take a chance? If this is a habit you can't control, it is an addiction, and needs to be looked at... ...Read more