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Hand Sanitizer Overuse!

Hand Sanitizer Overuse

Are there dangers in hand sanitizer overuse; when is too much hand sanitizer harmful? Overuse of hand sanitizer headlines FOX NEWS reports Tuesday.

First, Doctor Roger Ceilley tells press today that too much sanitizer can crack your hands, and if your hands crack, that could prompt a doctor’s visit.

“Use them when they’re necessary, don’t overuse them. We are seeing people overuse them and their skin is becoming dry and cracked. And, if it gets cracked, it might be time to see your doctor.”

How to avoid cracking? He says use heavy cream on at night, creams void of fragrances. He likes Cetaphil, Eucerin, Aveeno or Neutrogena.

Second, a FOX video report says that too much hand sanitizer for children could be dangerous because of the alcohol content. Click here for that video.

1 Comment

  1. Michael Montague

    October 28, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Don’t give alcohol to your kids for Halloween please… There is a safe alternative with alcohol-free hand sanitizers. They are much safer.

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