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If I can't wash my hands, are hand sanitizers a good substitution?

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Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

But washing hands properly with soap and water is better.

In brief: Yes

But washing hands properly with soap and water is better.
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Dr. Adam Cohen
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Partially

Hand sanitizers kill bacteria, but they don't remove dirt or other things that accumulate on the surface of your skin.
Practicing regular, thorough hand washing is very effective. It can be supplemented by gel sanitizers when washing isn't available, but the use of both, in moderation might lead to the best results.

In brief: Partially

Hand sanitizers kill bacteria, but they don't remove dirt or other things that accumulate on the surface of your skin.
Practicing regular, thorough hand washing is very effective. It can be supplemented by gel sanitizers when washing isn't available, but the use of both, in moderation might lead to the best results.
Dr. Adam Cohen
Dr. Adam Cohen
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