Hand Sanitizer: Use Carefully Around Children
It’s beyond a doubt that anti-bacterial soaps and hand sanitizers have saved countless lives through better sanitation. Compare to less than a hundred years ago, when the most lives in World War I were lost off the battlefield—often because of poor medical care and bad hygiene or sanitation. Tremendous progress has been made in combating the spreading of germs and other disease vectors. However, though hand sanitizer is undoubtedly a great way to kill germs and protect yourself and your family, care should taken when giving hand sanitizer to children. Hand sanitizer contains high levels of alcohol, which kills germs, but has the side effect of being very dangerous to children.
There are many stories of children eating hand sanitizer instead of administering it in the proper way. The floral chemicals and scents that are added to hand sanitizer prove to be enticing to some children, and unfortunately some parents have had to take their children to the hospital for alcohol treatment. Don’t be another story added to the others—be very careful when using hand sanitizer around children. Be sure that they use it in the right way, and don’t eat it when you aren’t looking.
It can be hard to know what products are safe to give to children, and what to do if your child has accidentally ingested alcohol. Thankfully, there is good help available. Please don’t hesitate to call Seabrook House for any and all drug and alcohol related questions. We’re experts in drugs, alcohol, addiction,and recovery. At Seabrook House, we specialize in customizing our treatment plans to individual patient’s needs, so you know the help you’re getting is right for you or a loved one. Seabrook House has rehabilitation centers in New Jersey (NJ), Pennsylvania (PA), and an outpatient center in New York (NY). Contact Seabrook House today for any questions about alcohol, medications, and safety.