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Instructions For Using Hand Sanitizers
To actually wash : Stuff off of hands- soap and water. The hand sanitizer just kills germs - it isn't designed for removing gunk off of hands. ...Read more
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Looks that way.: I am not familiar with this product but sterizar hand foamer, clorox hand sanitizing spray and germstar noro, and all claim to be effective against the norovirus. ...Read more
Yes: But make sure your hands are air dried before putting them in. ...Read more
Yes: There should be no risk of getting sick from a hand drier. ...Read more
Use of Alcohol gel: For sanitizing hands has been known to result in a positive etg test. ...Read more
Either: Either is fine. Hand sanitizer is less likely to dry your skin out. ...Read more
How effective are alcohol-based hand sanitizers or benzalkonium chloride sanitizing wipes at killing cold germs?
100%: Both are 100% effective if used properly: make sure all areas are wiped (e.g., back and front of hands, fingertips, under the nails, etc) and keep rubbing until the alcohol or moisture from the wipes has dried. No cold viruses can survive such treatment. Soap and water also works! ...Read more
Used antibacterial hand gel as no soap available after dealing with urine then put hands in water would I have stopped hand gel from working?
Bought some Dynarex Blue Nitrile gloves. Would these be safe to use while washing dishes or handling utensils? The pack says non-sterile. Thanks!
Absolutely: The gloves are to protect your hands when handling hot or dirty utensils. They do not have to be sterile. ...Read more
Hand sanitizer: Yes, you can use hand saitizer before putting in contact lenses ...Read more
Yes: Yes, but may lead to irritation. Shaving gel better. ...Read more
See below: Depends on how the exposure is. If ingested, exposed to the eyes or a mucosa surface, the detergents can be harmful. If you have any concerns about a present exposure, call your local poison control center for advise. ...Read more
Depends: I think both are adequate as long as they are done correctly. I am not sure there has been a lot of studies in this area but I do know that soap and water is better for one particular bacteria called C. dificile- the main things are time and contact so that the whole hand gets covered and the rubbing helps get bacteria off the hands ...Read more
When sanitizing my counters and kitchen which anti-bacterial sanitizer should I use, or does it matter? Can I use off-label generic sanitizers like(awesome)from the dollar store?
Not necessary: Antibacterial sanitizers aren't necessary. The cdc recommends standard washing (soap and water) of hands, cutting boards, utensils, and countertops, and keeping raw meat, poultry, and seafood separate from ready-to-eat foods. However, if you still feel you need a sanitzer, a generic is probably fine. ...Read more
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