Study: Hand sanitizer more effective than soap and water in reducing kids’ sick days

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Using hand sanitizer could help keep your young kids healthier.

Researchers in Spain examined hand hygiene among kids in day care. They studied more than 900 children at a couple dozen care centers.

They found that children who used hand sanitizer, instead of washing with soap and water, reduced their sick days, respiratory infections and antibiotic prescriptions.

The study was published in the journal Pediatrics.

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