Dr. Terry Simpson recommends antibacterial hand sanitizers or soaps to fight germs
As a surgeon I scrub my hands a lot. Traditionally in surgery we do what is called a ten minute surgical scrub before we operate on a patient. But today there are some new soaps that are even better by a simple hand application than the traditional ten minute surgical scrub. Those are the soaps that are made with 60% alcohol or more. They are typically found in gels. The reason they are so good is that they are not only effective against bacteria but against viruses. In times we are worried about flu or flu season or other germs that might come around those soaps are handy to have around. They are easy to apply and they are soft on your skin and they work very well. So if the flu season is coming to your house or if you are worried the swine flu, one of the products you can get and we recommend is one of the antibacterial soaps that contain at least 60% alcohol. I'm doctor Terry Simpson and that's your doctor's orders.