And what about “natural” hand sanitizers or those that contain moisturizer? Regardless of any promises made by the product, a sanitizer must contain at least 60 percent alcohol to be effective, according to the CDC.
Hand sanitizer is safe to use with children, but Carmine says it’s important to supervise its use and keep it out of the reach of young children. If your child accidentally ingests hand sanitizer, call Poison Control at 1-800-222-1222 immediately.
For more helpful coronavirus information and resources, visit the Tidelands Health coronavirus information center at tidelandshealth.org.