Hygiene & Protection

Wound care in OPDs or wound care clinics during COVID-19

Given the current COVID-19 pandemic and related issues, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued guidelines for health care centers regarding preparedness and responsiveness around the community spread of corona virus. They include outlining the major actions to be taken, such as, deployment of comprehensive staff training postponement and rescheduling of non-urgent hospital appointments and…

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Types of Hand Sanitizers and their Effectiveness

The global COVID 19  pandemic has given rise to increased awareness about the need for disinfection and sanitation. From personal hand sanitizers to hard surface disinfectant sprays, supermarkets and retail stores are filled with plenty of disinfection by-products for purchase. In view of the rapid spread of coronavirus disease, the global health body World Health…

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Can I keep my hand sanitizer in my car?

Is your hand sanitizer safe for use?  As people across the globe are peeping out of their homes and making plans to step out into the new normal, health, and safety in the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic is of primary concern. The government and health authorities recommend travel only for essential purposes. But…

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Flu Care: Tips To Retrieve Packages And Deliveries Safely

Getting groceries and other essentials through deliveries are beneficial in certain cases. If possible, try to consolidate the online orders so that the exposure is minimised. Wherever the option is available, choose for a ‘contact-free’ delivery . Leave the entire cardboard package at doorstep or in the garage for 24 hours. Open the outer package…

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Is It Safe For Children To Use Hand Sanitizers?

Most effective hand sanitizers contain about 60-90% of alcohol. To bring this quantity in perspective, most beers contain about 5% alcohol while whiskey contains 40-45%. This means that a small 2-ounce bottle of alcohol-based hand sanitizer may equal 4 shots of hard liquor. It is advisable to take certain precautions while using hand sanitizers for…

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Know More: Types Of Alcohol In your Hand Sanitizers

Alcohol based hand sanitisers contain either isopropanol, ethanol, n-propanol, or a combination of two of these products.  Certain hand-sanitiser combinations may also contain limited amounts of hexachlorophene, quaternary ammonium compounds, povidone-iodine, triclosan, or chlorhexidine gluconate. The efficacy of alcohol-based hand sanitizer is based on its anti-microbial activity and their ability to denature proteins. Alcohol content…

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Safety Measures While Using Alcohol Based Hand Sanitizers

Different Alcohol based hand sanitizers have different amounts of alcohol content. Some have less than 60%, some have 60-90% while some have as much as 90-95%. Whatever be the percentage of alcohol, all alcohol-based sanitizers are inflammable and are a hazard if not used properly. Alcohol based hand sanitizers contain either isopropanol, ethanol, n-propanol, or…

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Where Are Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers Ineffective?

1. Visible dirt or greasiness Hand-sanitizers don’t remove the visible dirt  from soiled hands like soil or dust and does not even remove the greasiness often found after handling food. Washing with soap and water would be more effective. 2. Hand sanitisers don’t work on certain germs Alcohol based Hand Sanitizers are ineffective on certain…

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