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9 Secret Side Effects of Hand Sanitizer, According to Doctors

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Raise your hand if you're lucky enough to own a bottle—or 40—of hand sanitizer. Just one problem: There's a good chance that hand is dry and cracked. Hand sanitizers come with certain side effects that can affect your skin and more. They are an essential tool in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 but not without problems of their own. We asked the top professionals about how to minimize the pain, so you can still use hand sanitizers and without problems. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these 19 Ways You're Ruining Your Body . 1 Hand Sanitizers Can Increase Your Risk of Eczema To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the CDC recommends washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or, if they are not available, using a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Following that advice is essential, but "increased contact with irritants and allergens may increase the risk of hand