Alcohol based good hand sanitizers ?

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jayabs 2009-08-11 11:37:37


To be on the safer side in liu of the swine flu, want to use some time tested alcohol based sanitizer . Any suggestions on the brand/make which can be used for kids too ?

Sumo 2009-08-11 11:40:02



Himalayas is good but you know what - it is out of stock in many places in bangalore!  



jayabs 2009-08-11 11:49:53


oh..yeah i heard someone suggesting himalayas in the radio this morning...any other options ? i will try for himalayas here in chennai..

any himalaya shops in velachery ? anyone who knows can u share some info ?


umasworld 2009-08-11 12:29:53


I've used Clairol's gel sometime back - you can just rub it on your hands and don't have to wash it off. I think this is available in some good department stores and medical shops/ health & glow kind of places.


 Former member 2009-08-11 14:54:37



While no hand sanitizer is indicated to prevent Swine Flu, according to the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one of the ways you can help
protect yourself from Swine Flu is by practicing good hand hygiene.

CDC recommendations include keeping your hands clean by washing with soap and
water, or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water may not be
available, such as when you're on the go.

For more info, check out



jayabs 2009-08-11 14:58:27


Hi pritam..yeah i know there is no stuff as such to prevent it..but i was just looking for some good makes and kind of tested ones which will prove effective in keeping up ur hand hygiene...

thanks for ur input !


mango_mama 2009-08-11 19:32:47


Sumo: Just got some from Jhanavi chemists in Vyalikaval near Sadashivnagar. Opp. Rajesh Hotel. Got Himalaya drug company brand. They have very few left.

BUT it does not seem to be alcohol based. Mentions few herbs as ingredients. How do I tell if it is appropriate?

I realize that no subsititute for washing hands with soap vigorously but wanted to have some handy in my handbag and at home just in case.

Any ideas?


Sumo 2009-08-11 21:20:27



The alcohol based sanitizers are recommended so that one can use them even when there is no access to water and wash basin - otherwise, I dont think the alcohol really has a role to play.  As you say, idea is to have it handy really and Himalayas should be good enough, I guess.  BTW, i picked up a brand Clarus, alcohol based one in Nilgiris, Sadashiv nagar.  Jhanavi had run out of stock when i went! 


Sumo 2009-08-12 12:39:20


The best hand sanitizer which are used by docs is STERILLIUM - But it is very difficult to find it in Bangalore. Even I am looking for it.


piyass 2009-08-13 00:41:38


I think even Dettol hand wash is useful


Anna30 2009-09-16 19:27:50


In the absence of soap and water I use an Anti-Viral Hand Sanitizer as H1N1 Influenza A is a virus (swine flu) these are the only kind that are effective against swine flu. I have just started to use a product called Mentholatum responsebeta it was the only Anti-Viral product on the shelf at Boots. Prevention is better than cure I guess. Had no horrible alcohol smell..bonus! It is suitable from children over 1 year old.



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