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Is antibacterial hand soap better than regular soap?

Just curious.. I always try to buy Dial because I know it is antibacterial, but I found a good deal on Dove Moisturizing... How much difference does it really make?


Asked by pupmom at 8:55 AM on Oct. 14, 2008 in Health

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  • Actually, the CDC recommends NOT using it unless you have someone in the household currently ill. Antibacterial soaps along with overuse of antibiotics is contributing in a big way to the 'superbugs". Friction is the most imnportant part of hand washing. 30 seconds. Sing Happy Birthday 2 times in your head as you wash your hands. Dont forget the backs, and rings should be cleaned often, they are great harborers of bacteria.

    Once a nurse always a nurse..sorry about the long reply.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 9:00 AM on Oct. 14, 2008

  • I don't know I use natural soap, no chemicals at all it's even better.

    Answer by SaferAtHome at 10:35 AM on Oct. 14, 2008

  • as long as you wash peroperly, you don't need anti-bac. just using warm water and washing for 20-30 seconds should take care of germs.

    Answer by teri4lance at 10:56 AM on Oct. 14, 2008