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Hand Sanitizer

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If you didn't have access to soap and water, would hand sanitizer get gluten off your hands enough to prevent cross contamination? I ask because I made my kids/husband sandwiches on a road trip and used sanitizer after touching their bread before I ate my sandwich.


Me:
Celiac disease(positive blood work/biopsy- 10/2008), gluten free oat intolerent, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis/Disease, Raynaud's Disease


DS2(age 9):
celiac disease(positive IgA tTG, no biopsy- 11/2010)


DS1(age 13):
repeated negative bloodwork and negative EGD/biopsy. Started on a gluten free trial(8/2011). He has decided to stay gluten free due to all of the improvements he has experienced on the diet.

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That's a great question. I'm new to gluten-free. Can anyone answer this?

Thank you!!!

Since gluten in not a bacteria the sanitizer part is irrelevant. I would think brushing off your hands vigorously with a towel or paper towel would be much better. We are talking particles, not killing bacteria. Or just keep a bottle of water to rinse them off. The soap part doesn't need to kill anything it only emulsifies the particles so they rinse off easier.


Gluten free since 1990.

Diagnosed by duodenal biopsy.

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Since gluten in not a bacteria the sanitizer part is irrelevant. I would think brushing off your hands vigorously with a towel or paper towel would be much better. We are talking particles, not killing bacteria. Or just keep a bottle of water to rinse them off. The soap part doesn't need to kill anything it only emulsifies the particles so they rinse off easier.

Yes, I agree with Tina B. Also, make sure any hand sanitizer you use is gluten free. I read on here that Germ-X is, but I don't know about others.


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Yes, I agree with Tina B. Also, make sure any hand sanitizer you use is gluten free. I read on here that Germ-X is, but I don't know about others.

If anything I would think the hand sanitizer would be worse because it stays on your hand and would adhere the crumbs to your skin.


Gluten free since 1990.

Diagnosed by duodenal biopsy.

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