Continuous Use of Hand Sanitizer Makes Skin Dry, Itchy-Experts

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A lady sanitizing her hands Pamela Mawanda

A lady sanitizing her hands

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Dr. Malik Ssempereza, a dermatologist, says the continued use of alcohol-based sanitiser can irritate the skin. “Alcohol-based sanitiser helps to kill germs, and it is more useful now in the COVID 19 era; however, it dries out the skin and can irritate people with sensitive skin. It can cause itching, drying and scaling, with development of rashes in some people,” he said.


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