Assessing the in vivo impact of a gel sanitizer on the epidermal "barrier" dynamics

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Henrique Silva; Sara Aguiar Silva; Hugo Ferreira; L. Monteiro Rodrigues;
(2015)
  • Publisher: ALIES - Associação Lusófona para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação e do Ensino das Ciências da Saúde
  • Journal: Journal Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research (BBR) (issn: 2182-2360, eissn: 2182-2379)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.19277/bbr.12.1.105
  • Subject: hand sanitizer | epidermal barrier | TEWL | dynamical assessment | POST | Therapeutics. Pharmacology | RM1-950

Disease prevention and control depend on hand washing, in particular during epidemic surges (e.g. flu). The use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers is strongly recommended due to its high germicide effectiveness. However, its impact on skin physiology, especially on the ba... View more