We would frequently hear from our family, or from our friends, telling us to wash our hands with soap and water, particularly after coming back from the outside or before a meal. It is all very natural, especially in the current health climate.
However, there would always come times when there might not be an accessible washroom or sink with soap. It is those instances that we are just so thankful for the existence of hand sanitizers, which are so "handy" that we can just squeeze out a blob to rub and dry and be done, without the need of a rinse at all.
Yet, there are some people who are allergic to alcohol which would pose a problem to them using hand sanitizers or maybe even directly allergic to some other ingredients in the sanitizer, fragrance or some other chemical. What then?
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE ALLERGIC TO ALCOHOL-BASED HAND SANITIZERS?
Water alone solely removes the visible dirt on our hands. When examined in UV light, it is shocking to see a number of microbes appear on our hands. To more effectively shed these microorganisms, one would need to use antibacterial soap along with specific comprehensive handwashing technics. With this, you can essentially wash off majority of the microbes down the drain. Though, keep in mind this is washing off and not killing, nor will there necessarily be a mitigating effect for future reproduction of the microbes on your skin.
Alternatively, hand sanitizers are our go-to quick fix for the times we might not have access to running water and soap. But, what if we belong to the group of those who aren't able to use alcohol? What can we do?
An allergy occurs when the immune system has an unexpected reaction to a foreign substance. These foreign substances can be dust on surface objects, pollen from flowers, venom from bees, scales from moths, the fur of various pet animals or even foods such as nuts. So reactions can be relatively mild, but there are a portion that can be fatal.
The cause of an allergic reaction is called an allergen. For someone whose allergy is triggered after applying hand sanitizer, it might not significantly indicate that the person is allergic to sanitizers or disinfectants in general but it is likely one of the components inside the sanitizer is their allergen, of which a common trigger might be the type of alcohol or the fragrance added to overwhelm the alcohol scent.
Sanitizers are recommended to have at least 6% alcohol content in order to effectively destroy microbes. Therefore, when one's immune system is triggered, causing a toxic resistance to alcohol, what is referred to as alcohol sensitivity, it should be concerning. While unusual, it can be life-threatening.
SYMPTOMS OF ALLERGIC TO ALCOHOL TOPICAL PRODUCTS
Symptoms can vary from person to person. However, there are key indicators that can be used to determine whether a person is having an allergic reaction to alcohol-based sanitizers.
Some very evident symptoms that can be pointing, should there occur where the sanitizer was applied:
- Itching and itchiness
- Sore, dry skin
- Hands are swelling up, cracking, or peeling
Of course, the allergic reaction to the sanitizer can just as likely be triggered by the other ingredients within such as perfume and dye. In either case, it is therefore highly recommended for the affect party to seek the attention of a doctor.
GO ALCOHOL-FREE AND CHEMICAL-FREE WITH LONG-LASTING ANTIBACTERIAL SPRAY
While it might be rare to have an allergy to alcohol-based sanitizers or alcohol spray disinfectants, it is always a good idea to have or know your alternatives and choices. Not all hand sanitizer must be based in alcohol or other inorganic chemicals. There has been many advancements and discoveries in the past decades moving away from this requirement.
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The airDefender natural quantum sanitizing spray possesses all the positive benefits of a alcohol-sanitizer while still being completely natural and hypoallergenic.
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