How to choose a high-quality hand sanitizer for my institution?

Q. Is hand washing required, or can sanitizer be used instead?

Answered by
Dr. C. Elanchezhian
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 19, 2022

Hi doctor,

What should I look for in a good quality hand sanitizer? In what concentration, consistency, and components should we buy in bulk for our institution? Is it essential to wash one's hands before eating meals, or is it fine to use sanitizer instead? Is it hazardous to health?



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I understand your concern.

Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) is an effective hand sanitizer. Similarly, you can use Ethanol with Isopropyl alcohol (Tru Saniz) as a hand sanitizer. Yes, it would be best to always wash your hands before eating.

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