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Why is it harmful to put hand sanitizer on broken skin or open wounds?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Ouch!

Besides the obvious discomfort from solutions that are usually alcohol based it is also damaging the exposed tissue.

In brief: Ouch!

Besides the obvious discomfort from solutions that are usually alcohol based it is also damaging the exposed tissue.
Dr. David Hardin
Dr. David Hardin
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Skin Tear

A wound should not have anything toxic on it.
Hand sanitizer is toxic because the contents have alcohol. While it can kill bacteria, it also kills good healthy cells interrupting a healing process.

In brief: Skin Tear

A wound should not have anything toxic on it.
Hand sanitizer is toxic because the contents have alcohol. While it can kill bacteria, it also kills good healthy cells interrupting a healing process.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Thank
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