Health news today: Efficient Hand Sanitizer usage Reduces 25% risk of Infections

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Kids are more susceptible to illness caused by infections like nausea and coughing. The majority of the children effected very fast with shaking hands frequently and sharing lunch with other mates in schools. Based on new research usage of hand sanitizers might help you.

In a major research from Spain, scientist have claimed that kids using Hand sanitizers have less chances to get effected by respiratory infections. Rather than Hands washing with soap water. They have studies 911 kids up to age 3 attending 24 day care centers in Spain split into three groups. Researchers insisted first group to utilize soap water and second group to use sanitizers and proper hygiene. Third group to use usual Hand wash. Children given instructions to wash hands before lunch and after coughing, sneezing etc.

Does Hand sanitizers work?

With span of 8 months, among 911 students infected with 5,211 respiratory infections and missed 5,186 days of day care. The children using hand sanitizers have missed only 3.25% of daycare followed by soap and water missed 3.9%, children with normal water usage missed 4.2% of days.

By the study, scientists concluded that 21% of the respiratory infections can be reduced by utilizing the Hand sanitizers among children.

Hand sanitizer often has a form of alcohol, such as ethyl alcohol, as an active ingredient and works as an antiseptic. Other ingredients could include water, fragrance, and glycerin.

Other non-alcohol based hand sanitizers contain an antibiotic compound called triclosan or triclocarban. This ingredient also found in soaps and even toothpaste. These products are often labeled antibacterial, antimicrobial, or antiseptic soaps.

For hand sanitizer, the CDC suggests applying product to one hand and rubbing it all over surfaces of hands and fingers until they’re dry. The CDC notes that “hand sanitizers are not as effective when hands are visibly dirty or greasy,”

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests scrubbing hands for at least 20 seconds. Lathering the backs of hands, between fingers and under nails when you wash.