By now, you’ve seen many guidelines for washing your hands with soap & water. Scrub for 15 to 20 seconds. Pay attention to your thumbs also fingernails. Don’t touch the drain once your hands are clean, and use a clean towel.
The importance of using regular soap & water is no accident. It’s the most reliable way to get rid of germs of all species, and when done correctly, it’s useful toward the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
You should wash your hands repeatedly, especially after spending time in public, before making food or eating, and after you sneeze, cough, or swell your nose.
But you may not ever have access to hand soap & a sink. In a pinch, hand sanitizer can be a suitable alternative.
To use hand sanitizer completely against the coronavirus, you require the right type, amount & application method.
Choose the Right-Hand Sanitizer
Because the COVID-19 pandemic has caused some name-brand sanitizers harder to find, you may see new brands on market shelves. Before putting a bottle in your carriage, read the product label.
You should take an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that includes at least 60 percent alcohol.
The Food & Drug Administration has also advised upon hand sanitizers that contain methanol, a thing that can be toxic when rubbed into the skin. Some hand sanitizers are marked as containing ethanol or ethyl alcohol but contain methanol. You can use the FDA’s searchable database to get sure your hand sanitizer brand isn’t one of the offenders.
Besides, the FDA has not allowed any hand sanitizers, so steer clear of brands labeled “FDA-approved.”
Homemade hand sanitizer is not approved. If it’s not made correctly, hand sanitizer can be useless or even dangerous to your skin.
Apply Hand Sanitizer Correctly
After applying the sanitizer, rub it in completely. Pay attention to the back of your hands, thumbs, including between your fingers. Like washing your hands at a sink, this method should take about 20 seconds.
When you’re done, your hands should be dry. Don’t wash or rinse off the gel.
Hand Sanitizer Safety
Follow these safety tips in mind to avoid sensitivity or poisoning:
- Never ingest hand sanitizer.
- Keep hand sanitizer out of the reach of children plus supervise their use.
- Don’t touch your eyes, mouth, or nose immediately after use.
- Don’t handle fire or open fires immediately after use.