Using hand disinfectant after washing your hands reduces skin irritation. When the skin’s moisture balance is disturbed, hand disinfectant can cause a stinging sensation on broken skin, but this is not an allergic reaction. The stinging effect of alcohol disinfectant will pass in a few days after the glycerol shapes the surface layers of the keratinocytes to be denser and the alcohol will no longer reach the nociceptors. If the skin on the hands is so damaged that you cannot comply with the hand hygiene instructions provided, it is recommended to contact occupational healthcare.¹
The ethanol-based LV Hand Disinfectant is used to treat multiple skin conditions (seborrheic dermatitis, infected eczema and atopic dermatitis in adults and teenagers). Washing with water and the use of moisturisers can be replaced by hand disinfectant in treating itchy and dry skin.
2. Carefully rub all over your hands.