In the absence of any washing conditions, before eating, it is indeed better to use rinse free hand sanitizer than to eat directly. But the first choice for hand washing in daily life is still running water and soap. The prerequisite for using rinse free hand sanitizer is that there are no visible stains on the hands.
When we are away or busy at work, we may often have no conditions to find a source of running water to wash our hands at any time. This is fine for ordinary people, but this is a big problem for most mothers. After all, the frequency of cleaning hands will be higher after having children. Some mothers will choose to bring a large pack of disinfectant wipes without alcohol, but the weight is quite heavy.
For the needs of children, rinse free hand sanitizers have increasingly appeared in our lives in recent years. And many mothers also have such questions, what is the principle of rinse free hand sanitizer? Can it really clean hands? Is there any safety hazard?
Except for ethanol, chlorhexidine, and quaternary ammonium salts, the main components of rinse free hand sanitizers are mostly composite components, such as alcohol + chlorhexidine gluconate or alcohol + hydrogen peroxide etc. It can be used to kill many pathogenic microorganisms such as escherichia coli, staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans remaining on the hands.
In the hospital, when we are in contact with different patients, unless our hands are contaminated by the patient's blood, body fluids or excreta or there are visible stains on our hands, we prefer to use rinse free hand sanitizer. This not only saves time and improves the efficiency of consultations, but also because the rinse free hand sanitizer has disinfection and antibacterial effects, it can better protect both doctors and patients and avoid the spread of diseases.
However, although the rinse free hand sanitizer can quickly remove the number of microorganisms on the hands, it is not effective for all microorganisms, especially when the hands are dirty or oily, the effect of dry cleaning is not good. In contrast, the use of soap under running water is more effective in removing pollutants and pathogens from your hands.
In the absence of any washing conditions, before eating, it is indeed better to use rinse free hand sanitizer than to eat directly. But the first choice for hand washing in daily life is still running water and soap. In daily life, there is actually no need to deliberately sterilize. Viruses and bacteria can only cause disease when they have a certain amount and virulence. Usually, you only need to wash your children's hands frequently. You can use the "six-step hand washing method" to wash your hands: rub your palms, wash the backs of your hands, rub your fingers, twist your fingers, turn your fingers, and rub your fingertips.
In addition, if you must use rinse free hand sanitizer for children, you should pay attention to whether the user is allergic to ethanol, chlorhexidine, quaternary ammonium salts and other ingredients. Children should use it under the supervision of adults to avoid accidental ingestion and adverse consequences.