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I'm 8 weeks pregnant and just realized I've been using alot of hand sanitizer throughout my pregnancy, without even thinking about it. Does the alcohol get absorbed through my skin?
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1794093 tn?1357930759
i work in healthcare so used a lot of hand sanitizer when i was preggo, but really think about what your protecting you and baby from... and yes the alcohol should just evaporate when you rub your hands together... if you are near a sink wash with soap and water, if not hand sanitizer is your next best thing
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193137 tn?1367880063
I think the alcohol just evaporates into the air. I don't think you're absorbing enough alcohol to hurt your baby.
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