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Doctor insights on: Will Using Hand Sanitizer Help In The Spread Of Ecoli Infections

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Dr. Marc Basson
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Escherichia Coli (Definition)

Escherichia coli is a type of bacteria that normally lives in the intestines of humans and animals. Most forms of the bacteria are harmless, but some strains may cause severe abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea, and vomiting. Most cases of infection are caused by contaminated raw vegetables ...Read more


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Will I get infection from hand sanitizer being on my bottom? On the road spring break :{}

Will I get infection from hand sanitizer being on my bottom? On the road spring break :{}

What?: You have hand sanitizer on your bottom? Why? In general, i would avoid application of anything (except soap/water) to the genital area. However, we will need more information in order to answer you. ...Read more

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What works better for cleaning hands, washing with soap and water or using hand sanitizer?

What works better for cleaning hands, washing with soap and water or using hand sanitizer?

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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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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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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Is it true that using hand sanitizer leads to superbugs and supergerms like MRSA?

Is it true that using hand sanitizer leads to superbugs and supergerms like MRSA?

False: Hand sanitizer is based on alcohol which is a physical antimicrobial and thus the usual kind of resistance does not appear - it would be like balloons getting resistant to pins. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Hand Sanitizer (Definition)

A solution that cleans the ...Read more