2 May 2020


Wherever I go these days, in all shops or households you stumble over  

Dettol Instant Hand Sanitizer.

On Television they show you how to disinfect your hands and how important it is to have the hands clean !

The notice is quite easy :

Press nozzle gently to get Dettol Liquid Hand Wash on the wet hands. Rinse. Dry off.

Please pay attention to the word "gently" otherwise you will disinfect in one shot, your arms and half the body and probably also the furniture behind you !

If you go shopping and the young students spray the caddie handle before they give it to you, it's better to stretch out your hands if you don't want to be disinfected from top to bottom. We all get a disinfected caddie to keep the distance with your neighbor shopper !  the notice continues with the advice :

- Avoid contact with eyes. Therefor don't look in the sprayer if the hole is open or closed, it's better to direct the sprayer against a wall or in the air !

- In case of contact with eyes rinse with plenty of water. If with all these precautions you still get the disinfectant in your eyes, follow the advice, because your eyes don't need to be disinfected, it would rather make you blind for a while.

- If swallowed/ingested seek medical advice immediately and show this container or label.

If ever you take the bottle by mistake for a drink hurry to the next hospital. In case you are still alive they will pump out your stomach. (at least I think so I never tried)

- Use only as directed (this is the most important sentence in the whole notice)

Under no circumstances ask your doctor to follow the advice of a certain politician, who suggested injecting an unspecified disinfectant into the lungs of covid-19 patients, if you don't want to land on the next cemetary ! 

Anyway I have to say that my hands have never been so clean in my whole life ! I hope I didn't wash my fingerprings away, although I don't think I will need them in the near future.

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Andrew said...

All quite common sense, and I really wonder if anyone was tempted to inject disinfectant. He never ceases to amaze.

I think we will be renamed from Boomers to Sanitisers. I can't imagine not going out now without hand sanitiser.

Tamago said...

It’s so hard to find a hand sanitizer nowadays. The company I work for started making its own hand sanitizer for the employees.
It’s definitely a good idea not to follow the advice of certain politician!

peppylady (Dora) said...

I been washing my hands and following CDC guide lines

Mara said...

I always wash my hands, but now my hands look so bad and the eczema is really hard to keep in check. Thanks Corona!!

Wendy said...

Yep I'm getting through hand cream fast too as my hands are getting so dry from all the washing!

PipeTobacco said...

I wash like the CDC says, but mostly I just stay away. Other than once a week to the grocery store.... and that still feels nerve wracking. I take a full shower after that.