WHO Tweeted That Frequent Use Of Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Will Not Lead To Antibiotic Resistance

By      12-May 2022       Reading Time: 3 Mins

WHO Tweeted That Frequent Use Of Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Will Not Lead To Antibiotic Resistance

Most germs that enter the body are through the hands. Infected germs can be deadly as we know, and not cleaning hands properly will leave behind a lot of diseases and infections. But people believe that frequent use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer will lead to antibiotic resistance in the body. An alcohol-based hand sanitizer is an alcohol-containing preparation, designed for application to the hands to inactivate microorganisms and/or temporarily suppress their growth. Such preparations may contain one or more types of alcohol, other active ingredients with excipients, and humectants. We can stop avoidable infections by using alcohol-based hand rubs or washing hands with soap and water.

Inappropriate hand washing leaves the hands contaminated and high chance of transmission of infection. Hand sanitizers can be used often, an alcohol-based sanitizer does not create antibiotic resistance. Unlike other antiseptics and antibiotics, pathogens do not seem to develop resistance to alcohol-based sanitizers.
Cleaning your hands is one of the most effective measures in reducing the spread of germs and avoiding infections.
Lack of hand hygiene is one of the main causes of avoidable infection & associated deaths in health care. healthcare workers need to clean their hands at the right times.

Hundreds of millions of people are affected by avoidable infections in health care. 1 in 10 infected patients die every year.
Effective infection prevention and control measures prevent up to 70% of infections acquired in health care.

Each year the SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign aims to progress the goal of maintaining a global profile on the importance of hand hygiene in health care and to ‘bring people together in support of hand hygiene improvement globally.
WHO calls on everyone to be inspired by the global movement to achieve universal health coverage, i.e. achieving better health and well-being for all people of all ages, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health care services, and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all. Infection Prevention and Control, including hand hygiene, is critical to achieving universal health coverage. It is a practical and evidence-based approach with demonstrated impact on quality of care and patient safety across all levels of the health system.

Over To You:
Alcohol hand sanitizers are available everywhere we go, they are handy and safe. Wash or sanitize your hands frequently to avoid any contamination.

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