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Have you used disinfectant wipes correctly?


Many citizens have become accustomed to carrying and using disinfectant wipes with them. Li Hongzhu, an associate researcher at Tianjin Pharmaceutical Research Institute, suggests that the correct use of disinfectant wipes can achieve disinfection effects.

As the name suggests, disinfectant wipes are made by adding disinfectant ingredients, such as 75% medical alcohol, to the wipes. Disinfection wipes containing 75% medical alcohol can kill COVID-19. The disinfectants that can kill COVID-19 also include ether, chlorine containing disinfectants, peracetic acid and chloroform, but these disinfectants can not be used to disinfect wet wipes. So when choosing disinfectant wipes, you can choose one that contains 75% medical alcohol. Before use, carefully read the instructions and pay attention to the scope of use. If it is indicated that it is only used for the surface of objects, do not use it for disinfection of skin parts such as hands and face.

When it is inconvenient to wash hands outside, wipe your hands with disinfectant wipes, including the palms, backs, wrists, and fingertips; And there must be a certain amount of force when wiping to ensure that the effective ingredients for disinfection can eliminate virus particles hidden deep on the skin surface. It should be noted that excessive use of disinfectant wipes can cause dry skin on the hands. If possible, it is best to wash your hands thoroughly with water and avoid frequent use of disinfectant wipes.

In addition, do not reuse a disinfectant wet towel. Every time a new surface is wiped, it should be replaced to avoid spreading some surviving bacteria to the uncontaminated surface. It is recommended to choose disinfected wipes in independent or small packaging. Large packaged disinfectant wipes have been used for a long time, and people may repeatedly open the packaging, which may cause the effective disinfection ingredients to evaporate, thereby reducing the effectiveness of sterilization and disinfection. Do not use disinfectant wipes to directly wipe the eyes, middle ear, and mucous membranes. If symptoms such as skin redness, swelling, and itching occur after use, it should be stopped immediately; Individuals with alcohol allergies should avoid contact with wipes containing alcohol.