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Hand sanitizer flew off the shelves at the end of February of this year with the outbreak of COVID-19. It was seen as the best method of defense against any type of germ that you may come into contact with. Hand sanitizer was created in the 1990s as a quick and convenient alternative to soap and water. It is easy to carry in a small bag, leave in your car, or set out on counters. The actual effectiveness of hand sanitizer has been debated for years; yet despite that, it is being used at an extremely high rate in 2020. Whether or not hand sanitizer works as well as people want it to, these products must contain at least 60% alcohol to kill bacteria on the skin.

Alcohol is an effective agent for killing bacteria, but it is incredibly drying to the skin. If you are suffering from cracked hands, peeling skin, or discomfort from using hand sanitizer, keep reading to learn more effective means of eliminating harmful germs and bacteria.

For those with sensitive skin, harsh ingredients such as isopropyl, ethanol, and n-propanol alcohol can be very damaging. These ingredients deplete the skin of oil and acid mantle, which generates cell dehydration. When the cells are not able to hydrate themselves on a consistent basis, they increase your chance of developing contact dermatitis.

Anti-bacterial soap and warm water are more effective than hand sanitizer, but this soap, when used regularly, can also damage the skin. However, anti-bacterial soap does not strip the skin’s oils as quickly. Therefore, it may prove to be a better option for your skin’s health in the long run.

To combat the damaging effects of using hand-sanitizer and repeated hand washing, it is essential that you hydrate your skin by applying a skin moisturizer frequently throughout the day. For those with sensitive skin, or those whose hands are irritated from washing, it is best to choose a fragrance-free lotion or hypoallergenic cream. These are less likely to have any chemicals that will cause an adverse reaction to your skin.

At Medical Dermatology Specialists, Dr. Jamie Weisman specializes in providing customized care for patients’ skin. If you are battling any kind of contact dermatitis or skin condition, contact our practice to schedule an appointment.

Medical Dermatology Specialists, Inc.
5730 Glenridge Dr, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328
(404) 939-9220

Monday – Thursday 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

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5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328

Phone: Call (404) 939-9220
FAX: (470) 312-2157

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Dr. Weisman was very professional, friendly, and engaged in conversation with terminology I would understand. Her beside manner was, quite frankly, surprising! It was one of the most comfortable visits I've ever experienced with a doctor.
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Dr. Weisman is a great doctor! She was very informative and personally! Her staff were very welcoming as well I'm glad I found her because she is the only doctor who truly explained what was going with me.
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I truly cannot express how thankful I am for this practice. I have been treated with kindness and immense care by every staff member I have encountered here. The nurses and assistants are beyond attentive and genuinely care for the patient. I have just received a treatment plan from Dr. Laura Biehl, and even if this particular treatment plan doesn't provide me relief, I am confident that Dr. Biehl will work to figure out a solution. She is extremely knowledgeable, listens to patient concerns, and takes time to answer patient questions. Dr. Biehl, and this practice are true gems. If you have any dermatological issues this practice is absolutely the best of the best.
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Contact Medical Dermatology Specialists

If your skin disease is affecting your quality of life or you have been told your skin disorder is no longer treatable, we invite you to discover our unique medical dermatology practice in Atlanta. You will find a team of experts in dermatology who are not only dedicated to treating your skin symptoms, but who will work with your primary care doctor and other specialists to give you the comprehensive skin care approach you need to be healthy. Dr. Weisman can show you what it means to have a doctor who is truly an advocate for your health.

Contact our Atlanta Dermatologist today for personalized care and strong expertise in skin care for your entire family.


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Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.


5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328



Phone: (404) 939-9220
Fax: (470) 312-2157
Research Fax: (470) 312-2156

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Mon - Fri: 7:45AM - 4:45PM
Sat - Sun: Closed

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