Hand sanitizer is a liquid, gel, or foam generally used to decrease infectious agents on the hands. In most settings hand washing with soap and water is generally preferred. Care should be taken as they are flammable.
When using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- Apply product to the palm of one hand.
- Rub hands together.
- Rub the product over all surfaces of hands and fingers until hands are dry.
- Do not go near flame or gas burner or any burning object during application of hand sanitizer.
- Hand sanitizer should be thoroughly rubbed into the hands and on the lower forearm for a duration of at least 30 seconds and then allowed to air dry.
- Use of alcohol-based hand gels dries skin less, leaving more moisture in the epidermis, than hand washing with antiseptic/antimicrobial soap and water.
- Not to ingest, not to use in the eyes
- Keep out of the reach of children, and to allow use by children only under adult supervision
- Avoid eye contact, in case of eye contact, rinse eyes thoroughly with water. In case of irritation discontinue use and consult a doctor.