False claims of burning hands due to excessive use of sanitizer on social media | WHO said – no reports of alcoholic sanitizer burning hands
By Ankit Sharma - June 29, 2020
Jun 29, 2020, 03:27 PM IST
What viral: A gruesome photo of a burnt hand. It is being claimed that this condition of the palm is due to overuse of the sanitizer.
Messages related to this claim on social media
Fact check investigation
3 questions related to hand damage to sanitizer and WHO answers
First question: Will excessive use of alcohol-containing hand sanitizer have any adverse effect on the hands?
Answer – This may be possible in antiseptic and antibiotics. However, there has been no such report associated with hand sanitizer. Nor is it possible. Rather, the more it is used, the lower the risk of viruses and bacteria.
Second question: Does alkahl dry or irritate hands?
Answer – Alcoholic sanitizers made in this phase contain skin softening ingredients. These elements protect the skin from getting dry. Even several reports have revealed that nurses who regularly use alcohol-containing sanitizers have reduced skin dryness compared to earlier. The hand sanitizer will cause jealousy only if your hand is injured. In such a situation, the injured part should be covered with a belt. The cases of energy from sanitizer are also very rare in the world.
Third question: How often can an alcoholic hand sanitizer be used?
There is no such limit. It is just an illusion that hands should be washed every 4 hours after excessive use of sanitizer. There is no logical reasonYes.
Conclusion: Excessive use of alcohol-containing sanitizers is misleading. The world's top health institution WHO has denied this.