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How effective are alcohol-based hand sanitizers or benzalkonium chloride sanitizing wipes at killing cold germs?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
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