Hand Sanitiser

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  1. Babybump87

    Babybump87 Mummy to my three musketeers

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    Can anyone recommend a hand sanitiser that’s good for eczema or one that’s gentle on the skin but still needs to contain alcohol.

    DDs will be going back to school soon and will be getting personal hand sanitiser bottles but I’ve noticed DD1s hands are bad again all red and sore from using the hand sanitiser in the house !

    Thanks
     
  2. Buffaloed

    Buffaloed Administrator
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    Save your money and skin and use your favorite soap and water. Sanitizer is really only useful if the area you're using it on is clean. Kids are never clean. lol
    I'm a licensed health care professional. I only use it sanitizers in settings where I'm treating people. It's disgusting the way people's fear is being exploited to get them to buy things they don't need. Sorry I didn't see this post sooner.

    https://www.ucihealth.org/blog/2020/04/soap-vs-sanitizer

    Why is soap more effective?
    Soap combined with running water is by far the best way to eliminate germs from our hands. That's because soap molecules, themselves, are very effective at destroying the surface membranes of some bacteria and viruses, including the novel coronavirus.

    In addition, the lathering of hands and scrubbing thoroughly creates friction that helps lift and wash away dirt, grease and microbes under running water.

    Soap takes a little time to work — at least 20 seconds to disinfect your hands completely. That's about the time it takes to sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice.

    So hum or sing along as you follow the CDC’s recommended handwashing steps:

    • Wet your hands with clean running water (warm or cold) and apply soap.
    • Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap.
    • Scrub all surfaces of your hands, including the palms, backs, fingers, the skin between your fingers and also under your nails.
    • Rinse your hands under clean, running water that is not too hot to tolerate.
    • Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.
    These steps can make all the difference in protecting you and your loved ones.
     
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  3. Rags

    Rags Mother of 1 boy

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    Hi Babibump, my son has been back at school since August and started getting irritated hands after about a week. The school is all set up with sinks and soap so I've told him to stick to that, his hands cleared up quickly and the school are perfectly happy for him to avoid the sanitiser.
     
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  4. Babybump87

    Babybump87 Mummy to my three musketeers

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    Thanks ladies !

    To be honest I think it’s the school hand sanitiser they have set up in the corridors etc . It’s like a soapy consistency.

    I’ve found her a hand sanitiser with hand gel in but I’ve told her to lay off it and not use it too much ! I will see if school will allow her just to use her own one . Her skin is so sore and cracked !
     
  5. Bevziibubble

    Bevziibubble Well-Known Member
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    Hopefully it helps :hugs:
     
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  6. Babybump87

    Babybump87 Mummy to my three musketeers

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    We use soap in the house ! It’s just for in school and yeah kids are never clean haha !!
    Thanks for your post very informative ! Xx
     

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