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Is hand sanitizer safe to use on babies?
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Really Do Not Know
At present, it is unknown.

In brief: Really Do Not Know
At present, it is unknown.
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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Probably
Most hand sanitizers are alcohol based and work by their drying action.
Babies have sensitive skin, which may be overly dried out by the alcohol. It is also important that the babies not put their hand in their mouths or rub their eyes until the sanitizer has dried. If in doubt, a mild soap and water is always a good option.

In brief: Probably
Most hand sanitizers are alcohol based and work by their drying action.
Babies have sensitive skin, which may be overly dried out by the alcohol. It is also important that the babies not put their hand in their mouths or rub their eyes until the sanitizer has dried. If in doubt, a mild soap and water is always a good option.
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