Using Hand Sanitizer Safely

We may help stop COVID-19 from spreading by washing our hands with soap and water for 20 seconds on a frequent basis, especially after using the restroom, before eating, and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing our nose. If soap and water aren't available, the CDC recommends using alcohol-based hand sanitizers that contain at least 60% alcohol to avoid getting sick and spreading germs.

Hand sanitizer should be rubbed all over your hands, including between your fingers and on the backs of your hands. Before wiping or rinsing off the hand sanitizer, make sure it's completely dry. If your hands are clearly unclean or oily, don't use hand sanitizer; instead, wash them.

The US Food and Drug Administration regulates hand sanitizers as over-the-counter (non-prescription) medications. Read and obey the Drug Facts label, especially the warnings section, if you use alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Hand sanitizer should be kept out of reach of dogs and children, and youngsters should only use it under adult supervision.

Avoid getting hand sanitizer in your eyes because it can cause irritation and damage to the eye's surface. Hand sanitizer dispensers, which are commonly situated at eye level and can splash, should be avoided by young children. If you get hand sanitizer in your eyes, flush them out with water as quickly as possible and contact a doctor or a poison control centre.

If you're using hand sanitizer in a confined space, such as a car, open the windows to allow for more ventilation until the sanitizer has dried.  Hand sanitizer should not be consumed. This is especially crucial for small children, especially toddlers, who may be drawn to the pleasant smell or vividly coloured hand sanitizer bottles.

Children can get alcohol poisoning from even a modest amount of hand sanitizer. (However, if your children eat with or lick their hands after using hand sanitizer, you shouldn't be concerned.) Poison control centres have received an upsurge in inquiries regarding accidental intake of hand sanitizer during this coronavirus epidemic, so adults should keep an eye on small children's use.

Alcohol-based hand sanitizers packed in containers that resemble food or drinks, as well as those with food smells or scents, should be avoided. Some hand sanitizers have been identified in children's food pouches, water bottles, and adult beverage bottles, such as beer cans and liquor and wine bottles, according to the FDA.

Hand sanitizers with culinary smells or fragrances, such as chocolate or raspberry, were also discovered. Consumption of these goods can result in serious harm or death. Hand sanitizer should not be given to dogs. Call your veterinarian or a pet poison control centre right away if you suspect your pet has eaten something potentially dangerous.

Hand sanitizer should be kept away from heat and flames. Rub your hands until they feel totally dry after using hand sanitizer before engaging in activities that may entail heat, sparks, static electricity, or open flames.

When choosing a hand sanitizer, look for one that contains between 60 and 95 percent alcohol. Also, when using hand sanitizer, make sure you read the instructions and use it correctly. Typically, the liquid should be applied to the palm of one hand. Then, once the sanitizer dries, rub it all over both hands. It takes roughly 20 seconds to do this task. Make sure the sanitizer is completely dry before wiping it off. As a result, it may be less effective at killing microorganisms.

Hand sanitizer should be used in a variety of situations, including before and after touching a surface that has been touched by others. Before using a shopping cart, it's a good idea to wipe clean the handle.

The use of hand sanitizer reduces the spread of germs from one person to another. It also works against the newly discovered coronavirus, an enclosed virus. By inactivating the envelope and rendering it non-infectious, alcohol-based hand sanitizers are successful in eliminating these encapsulated viruses.


Hand washing with soap and water is the most effective approach to kill germs. However, soap and water are not always available, especially when you are on the run. Hand sanitizer with alcohol is recommended at these times. It is critical to use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Indus Hand Sanitizer is formulated according to WHO guidelines and includes 80% alcohol (ethanol). It eliminates 99.9% of bacteria and provides long-term protection.


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