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Anti-bacterial Hand Gel - no water required. 500ml for only £1.99! Home bargains
Anti-bacterial Hand Gel - no water required.  500ml for only £1.99! Home bargains

Anti-bacterial Hand Gel - no water required. 500ml for only £1.99! Home bargains

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Just like the stuff in hospitals, this gel which evaporates on contact, requires no water and kills 99.99% of bacteria.

You'd be very hard-pressed to get this quantity for this price. It lasts AGES too! I expect a 500ml bottle to last me all year as you only need a tiny amount.

It cost's about £1.30 in ASDA for 100ml - that's their cheapest too, some are £1.40 for 50ml.

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You can get similar ones from any pound shop.

you make it sound like water is bad for you! lol

Works out cheaper using this than soap & water over time.

teddyshady;2276671

you make it sound like water is bad for you! lol



its handy for when there is no water available, i carry a small one in my handbag :thumbsup:

buggy good deal !

poundland also do a pack of four travel ones. fab for if u have kids, and babies. as some baby changes dont have taps, to wash your hands after changing babes bottom, and then feeding them.

1.99 is bargain. though we dont have homebargains around medway :-(

heated

It will be great for people who go to music festivals this summer.
I prefer normal soap and water but when unavailable this is good. Plus it moisturises your skin, at least the cuticura one does and this looks like the same stuff.

Thanks - wish we had a branch here.

If this is the same as the alcohol gel that they use in hospital it will dry your hands out if used regularly.

Also it will only kill bacteria on your hands rather than cleaning them of physical dirt, so you can't use it to replace water and soap. That said, it is hot at that price.

perfect.. i have a wee one i put in my sons nursery bag as its compulsary b4 going into nursery... saves waiting for the queue for the sinks in the morning - i think its ace but, apparantely in hospitals they are saying it doesnt kill one of the most important bugs - im no nurse but think they said the C DIF bug.... dont slam if i got it wrong.....lol

its good stuff if u cant be near water!

Excellent value there - Thought the 99p for 100ml one in Aldi this week was a good price!

Ha! My girlfriend just did an entire dissertation on this stuff. I wonder if there's a way to check on the Alc content %. She found out that you needed 60% in order to kill anything, where most brands only use 40% which doesn't actually do anything. She said the superdrug brand which she tested didn't kill s.aureus (one of the most common ones). I'm now really wary of this, as if it is below 60%, then you're basically not washing your hands at all. I'll hold off on voting until someone can figure out the %.

They are different from the hospital ones, as in hospital it is a liquid as apposed toa gel. still smells as nice, tastes as disgusting (if u eat crisps staright after) and smarts just as much if get it on a cut he he.

my midwife uses natural products, tea tree oil, etc etc. (i can never remember which ones)

your nursery makes you wash hands before entering, thats a bit scary, theres such a thing as being too clean. children need to be exposed to things to grow a resistence. (cant spell sorry). asma and such like are linked to the "zero tollerence to bacteria" lifestyle, many have adopted over the years. thats not to say i dont clean my house or daughter. :-)

great for festivals, even if its abit too big to be carrying around with you

you can get carex gel on offer at wilkinsons, anit-bacterial, and they are very small

this is great value for money though!

Zeipher;2277026

Ha! My girlfriend just did an entire dissertation on this stuff. I wonder … Ha! My girlfriend just did an entire dissertation on this stuff. I wonder if there's a way to check on the Alc content %. She found out that you needed 60% in order to kill anything, where most brands only use 40% which doesn't actually do anything. She said the superdrug brand which she tested didn't kill s.aureus (one of the most common ones). I'm now really wary of this, as if it is below 60%, then you're basically not washing your hands at all. I'll hold off on voting until someone can figure out the %.




thats quite funny, the amount of people that use these with OCD and they not actually getting any cleaner just drying out there skin, maybe its just me, but thats comical :whistling::w00t:

Very helpful for when your in dodgy countries or Liverpool

48p for 150ml in tesco...
so £1.92 for 600ml!
Voted cold.

gary_rip;2277326

48p for 150ml in tesco...so £1.92 for 600ml!Voted cold.



What about this gem from Tesco's website

'Tesco Kids Antibacterial Hand Gel 50ml' ?

Check out the 'back of pack' information, including:

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

:?

Great for the tube. First thing i do when I get in in the mornings is wash my hands. The thought of whats on the escalators or the bars on the tube grosses me out!!!

nlackjane;2277378

What about this gem from Tesco's website'Tesco Kids Antibacterial Hand … What about this gem from Tesco's website'Tesco Kids Antibacterial Hand Gel 50ml' ?Check out the 'back of pack' information, including:KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN:?



That makes sense... you dont want them drinking them.

Thats no different to kids medicen!

nlackjane;2277378

What about this gem from Tesco's website'Tesco Kids Antibacterial Hand … What about this gem from Tesco's website'Tesco Kids Antibacterial Hand Gel 50ml' ?Check out the 'back of pack' information, including:KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN:?



Lol its for use on kids, not for them to play with and swallow!!!

So are these gels as good as washing your hands then or what? Cos when im at work i do a bit of graft then fancy a sandwich so am eating as i work a lot, the bogs are mile away from my work area might get some of this in!

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gary_rip;2277326

48p for 150ml in tesco...so £1.92 for 600ml!Voted cold.



I can see it as 48p for 5oml but not for 150ml. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place.......

kungfu;2277613

Lol its for use on kids, not for them to play with and swallow!!!So are … Lol its for use on kids, not for them to play with and swallow!!!So are these gels as good as washing your hands then or what? Cos when im at work i do a bit of graft then fancy a sandwich so am eating as i work a lot, the bogs are mile away from my work area might get some of this in!



its a good alternative :-D

probably better to use soap and water if really dirty tho

Wolfylee;2277650

I can see it as 48p for 5oml but not for 150ml. Maybe I'm looking in the … I can see it as 48p for 5oml but not for 150ml. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place.......



My bad then... change my vote to hot (if i could!)

Zeipher;2277026

Ha! My girlfriend just did an entire dissertation on this stuff. I wonder … Ha! My girlfriend just did an entire dissertation on this stuff. I wonder if there's a way to check on the Alc content %. She found out that you needed 60% in order to kill anything, where most brands only use 40% which doesn't actually do anything. She said the superdrug brand which she tested didn't kill s.aureus (one of the most common ones). I'm now really wary of this, as if it is below 60%, then you're basically not washing your hands at all. I'll hold off on voting until someone can figure out the %.


interesting topic, i hope somebody somewhere does an evaluation of what this one is like

which brands have a high enough %?

I've known patients drink/eat this stuff on the hospital wards when they couldn't get out for their usual tipple:giggle:

Remember, alco-gels do nothing to fight cdiff. Only soap and water will remove it. Te gel causes it to 'spore' in self defense.


Yorkie, I too have seen this happen. Gastro wards will keep the spares under lock and key as they tend to have a high % of alcoholics.

We sell this in Cotswold outdoors for like £3, nice and cheap for like 100ml.

I get this all the time, and it IS a bargain...

Hot from me :thumbsup:

marcosdjcm;2277776

interesting topic, i hope somebody somewhere does an evaluation of what … interesting topic, i hope somebody somewhere does an evaluation of what this one is likewhich brands have a high enough %?



I work for a wholesale medical supplier and we sell products similar to this, only of a much better quality.

It is only partly the alcohol content that is the working ingredient - there are other agents in the hand-gels that combat bacteria as well.

This product is a cheapy - similar to a cheapy version of anything - you pay for what you get.
The market leader & one of the best hand-gels is made by a company called GOJO - the gel itself is called Purell Instant Hand sanitiser. The alcohol content is about 64% ( if i remember right) and even then, it states in its literature it is effective in only te COMBAT & PREVENTION of SPREADING of C-Dif etc.

These hand-gel products, regardless of quality, are not a substitute for any soap product and/or soap and water. They wont wash dirt away like mud or oil. They are intended to sanitise the hands after proper hand cleansing/washing.

You can also get anti-bacterial soaps & lotion soaps which are meant for actually washing your hands, you then use these gels as an additional form of infection control afterwards.

I certainly wouldnt go to a festival & use just one of these gels instead of soap & water- that's just asking for trouble. If this was the case then hospitals would save a fortune in soap & water & all be germ-free!

In terms of this product posted, it is ok for light use but continued use will result in dry skin etc & if you are wanting to use it profesionally or in potentially dangerous/infectios situations, then iyt is best to go for a more better quality product, in my opinion of course!

col..

nlackjane;2277378

What about this gem from Tesco's website'Tesco Kids Antibacterial Hand … What about this gem from Tesco's website'Tesco Kids Antibacterial Hand Gel 50ml' ?Check out the 'back of pack' information, including:KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN:?



Just like KP peanuts (MAY CONTAIN NUTS !)

interesting...in hospital (when they can be bothered to use them) these little bottles are often used instead of handwashing. The info from you guys (which you've been suitably rep'd for ) explains why hospital bugs continue to spread. The impression these products gave to me was that they were a direct replacement for hand washing with water not a extra precaution to be used after hand washing. I think I'll stick to using hand soap and water thanks.

karaokecolin;2279347

I work for a wholesale medical supplier and we sell products similar to … I work for a wholesale medical supplier and we sell products similar to this, only of a much better quality.It is only partly the alcohol content that is the working ingredient - there are other agents in the hand-gels that combat bacteria as well. This product is a cheapy - similar to a cheapy version of anything - you pay for what you get.The market leader & one of the best hand-gels is made by a company called GOJO - the gel itself is called Purell Instant Hand sanitiser. The alcohol content is about 64% ( if i remember right) and even then, it states in its literature it is effective in only te COMBAT & PREVENTION of SPREADING of C-Dif etc.These hand-gel products, regardless of quality, are not a substitute for any soap product and/or soap and water. They wont wash dirt away like mud or oil. They are intended to sanitise the hands after proper hand cleansing/washing.You can also get anti-bacterial soaps & lotion soaps which are meant for actually washing your hands, you then use these gels as an additional form of infection control afterwards.I certainly wouldnt go to a festival & use just one of these gels instead of soap & water- that's just asking for trouble. If this was the case then hospitals would save a fortune in soap & water & all be germ-free!In terms of this product posted, it is ok for light use but continued use will result in dry skin etc & if you are wanting to use it profesionally or in potentially dangerous/infectios situations, then iyt is best to go for a more better quality product, in my opinion of course!col..



This is good and correct information. :thumbsup:

A top tip for festivals would be to take baby wipes instead of this stuff.

Please note I am not knocking the deal!
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