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Can Hand Sanitizer Make Dry Skin
Skin lacking adequate moisture feels tight and uncomfortable. This can result from impaired lipid production within the skin leading to water loss. Patients with eczema are prone to dry skin. Other possible causes include low environmental humidity, excessive use of soap, or internal causes such as hypothyroidism. Application of moisturizing cream or ointment immediately ...Read more
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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?
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
I used way too much hand sanitizer on my hands after getting gas, maybe three huge pumps. I rubbed until dry and washed at home. Could this hurt me?
No: You are good. There is no need to worry about being harmed by simple chemicals. Letting fears like this bother you will just make life more difficult. Glad you are practicing good hygiene. ...Read more
I applied hand sanitizer.was not dry n accidentally my 2 yr olds lip corner touched on it n he licked it.is it dangerous(alcohol denat)?Very small amt
Varies with amount: The material I use in the office is 65% ethyl alcohol combined with a number of agents that are toxic to germs and act as stabilizers for the product. Tiny amounts as you describe would not be enough to cause a problem if it is this type of sanitizer.The most toxic products out there involve methyl alcohol and those are rarely found in such commercial products.. ...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.
Is it safe if baby puts hands into the mouth after hands are used hand sanitizer alcohol free (leave it dry)? Thanks
Sanitizer: Without knowing what product you are using it is impossible to be definitive, but the chances of this doing harm to your baby are infinitessimally small. ...Read more
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