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Is Alcohol a Disinfectant?

Would you consider alcohol to be a disinfectant?

By Michaelene from Camden, NC

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August 9, 20100 found this helpful

It is the major ingredient in most antibacterial hand gels. We use those to disinfect our hands; so yes, it is a good disinfectant. We are talking about rubbing (isopropyl) alchohol.

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August 9, 20100 found this helpful

In case you're not talking about rubbing alchohol, Vodka and grain alchohol can been used as a disinfectant.

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August 9, 20100 found this helpful

I like using listerene as a hand disinfectant!

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August 10, 20100 found this helpful

Alcohol is a disinfectant. Isopropyl has an ingredient to make it unsafe to drink, but I saw a hand sanitizer the other day, Purel I think, which used ethyl alcohol. It was lovely on the skin after it dried.

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August 12, 20100 found this helpful

It is a disinfectant, but be careful where you use it. As a nurse I came home with an "alcohol prep" in my pocket (the tiny packets used to disinfect a small area of skin, usually before an injection). I noticed dirt above the doorknob of my pantry and used one of the wipes to clean it. Mistake. Now the area is noticeably duller than the rest of the door.

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August 13, 20100 found this helpful

Also, thinking if hand gels; over-use is not good. We are meant to have some "good bugs" on our hands. Over-use can lead to yeast and fungal infections of the skin as there are not enough "good bugs" to fend them off. Sensible use is a great preventative; but germophobe over use has its pitfalls!

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