The skin is the largest organ of the human body. It is the part of the body’s first line of defense and prevents the entry of various diseases causing pathogens in our body by acting as the surface barrier. The skin controls our body temperature. The nerves in our skin help us feel sensations like touch, cold, and hot.
The skin is more prone to many skin conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis, and many skin cancers. Sometimes our skin becomes sensitive to certain chemicals, dyes, clothes, certain skin products. These products may cause rashes, itchiness, dryness, or inflammation on our skin.
Nowadays, hand sanitiser has become very popular during the COVID-19 pandemic. Frequent use of hand washes, hand sanitiser, and mask use has become a new normal for prevention against the pandemic.
Hand sanitiser kills pathogens present on our hands and diminishes transmission of germs also from one person to another. Sanitisers have ethyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, and the antibacterial substance triclosan. The use of hand sanitiser can help us fight against the Coronavirus effectively.
Health experts recommended using a hand sanitiser that contains 60-95% alcohol against the theCOVID-19 virus.
How to use hand sanitiser
The best ways of protection against COVID-19 infection are:
But before using sanitisers, makes sure your hands are clean because any organic matter like dirt or grease reduces its efficacy. Take a small coin-sized amount of hand sanitiser, and rub hands together, covering all surfaces of hands and in between fingers also. Do not rinse or wipe off the hand sanitiser if the palms are still wet.
Benefits of hand sanitiser
As we know, germs are everywhere around us, and this Coronavirus is very transmissible, hand hygiene is the key to avoiding getting an infection and spreading the virus to others.
Some of the advantages of hand sanitiser are:
Adverse effects of hand sanitisers
Despite many benefits of hand sanitiser, it also possesses some side effects
if used extensively:
How should one be careful while using hand sanitiser?
Sanitiser is used only for external purposes. Ingestion of hand sanitiser can cause poisoning in both adults and children.
Some of the precautions we can take while using hand sanitiser are:
If someone has accidentally ingested a hand sanitiser, immediately call an emergency helpline.