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#268267 9-Mar-2020 13:38
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I couldn't find any shops with hand sanitiser, if you know any place let me know. Online or Auckland.

 

 

 

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  #2435011 9-Mar-2020 13:41
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Use Soap? Soap is the only thing that will effectively wash your hands best. Not sure why people are going crazy over sanitizer and toilet papers.





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  #2435013 9-Mar-2020 13:44
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Soap is good as sanitizer. Just maintain common sense and you'll be fine.

 

Overuse is bad though, so use in moderation.

 

 

 

 





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  #2435014 9-Mar-2020 13:46
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Use Soap? Soap is the only thing that will effectively wash your hands best. Not sure why people are going crazy over sanitizer and toilet papers.

 

 

Soap beats sanitizer, but I've yet to find a way to take my hand basin onto the train or into the car ...

 

If sanitizer does find its way back into stores, it would be great if sales were rationed to protect the rational citizen from the hoarding irrational.


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  #2435015 9-Mar-2020 13:46
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Soap with good technique is more effective than hand sanitiser. I saw a news article once where hands were cleaned with soap or with hand sanitiser, vs not washed, and they watched what grew. The soap one was best.

 

Washing your hands properly can take a full minute. Instructions here from the WHO.


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  #2435016 9-Mar-2020 13:46
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Use Soap? Soap is the only thing that will effectively wash your hands best. Not sure why people are going crazy over sanitizer and toilet papers.

 



This, the MoH has guidelines on how to do it properly.  https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/healthy-living/good-hygiene/hand-washing

As for the sanatiser, I have heard there is non in NZ, and that suppliers are having trouble getting it in.  You could may the HUGE markup people are asking on Trademe, but I wouldn't support those sellers personally.  eBay has banned sales of it and masks due to price gouging.


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  #2435023 9-Mar-2020 14:03
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Chemist Warehouse Newmarket had stock last night. $15 for 200ml bottles, max 1 per person.


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  #2435031 9-Mar-2020 14:18
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How about using antiseptic towlettes, i.e. wipes? Or just buy liquid hand soap and put some in a small container that fits in your pocket. You don't even need to mix it with water for it to be effective, although your hands may feel a bit sticky for a few minutes if not also washed with water.


 
 
 
 


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  #2435038 9-Mar-2020 14:23
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Use Soap? Soap is the only thing that will effectively wash your hands best. Not sure why people are going crazy over sanitizer and toilet papers.

 

 

Because there are plenty of situations where using an alcohol based hand sanitiser is a very good precaution - and the alternative and arguably "better" alternative of washing hands with soap and water is not possible. Just one example - after visiting a supermarket and wheeling a trolley around, then using some alcohol based sanitiser to wash your hands is pretty sensible.

 

Toilet paper - I don't know.  There was still plenty at my local supermarket yesterday (no hand sanitiser though).


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  #2435040 9-Mar-2020 14:26
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Hand sanitizer is simple as. Kind of disturbed at the lack of kiwi knowhow on display. I believe local production is ramping up tho. The personal stock piling is the stupidest thing I've seen in living memory.

The thing that bugs me the most is some older person who really really needs it as a risk factor may have trouble finding it due to idiots. That and people who can only afford to buy small quantities of household items weekly at the best of times.

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  #2435050 9-Mar-2020 14:41
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Hand sanitizer? Unfortunately, you'll have more luck finding hens teeth or the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Both hand sanitizer and rubbing alcohol is nearly impossible to find.


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  #2435054 9-Mar-2020 14:44
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Get proper soap not the "cosmetic" soaps. Sunlight and alike and at a pinch use dishwashing liquid.





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  #2435066 9-Mar-2020 15:02
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Seems to be easier to make your own and carry it around than try go out and buy it. Or use wipes if you can find em.

And for everyone who recommends soap, aside from needing water and basin, I know of a not-insignificant number of people who really can’t use traditional soap more than once or twice a day before their hands go gnarly.

Call em soft-handed or whatever, but they are more at risk if their hands have cracks/ skin barrier is weakened.

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  #2435088 9-Mar-2020 15:27
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senz:

 

Hi

 

I couldn't find any shops with hand sanitiser, if you know any place let me know. Online or Auckland.

 

 

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

Was at a pharmacy in Roseldale, Auckland yesterday evening and they had hand sanitisers in stock. 

 

As others have mentioned, washing hands is better but can appreciate being out and about or at work sanitisers are definitely a goer for me too. 

 

Dont get to hung up on brand either, as long as they contain 70%+ alcohol they are just as effective as each other (99.9% of germs) 


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  #2435246 9-Mar-2020 18:08
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WyleECoyoteNZ: ...rubbing alcohol is nearly impossible to find.



Plenty at my local Mitre 10
1L $16.99

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  #2435265 9-Mar-2020 18:45
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volka ?

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