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Is it safe to use hand sanitizer on penis?

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Dr. Vivek Chail

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Posted on Mon, 6 Jun 2016 in Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Question: Hi

After having sex, because I was so concerned of HIV or AIDS, I put a hand sanitizer on my penis.

It doesn't hurt but is it okay to do something like this?

Thank you,
XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail 11 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Hand sanitizer should not be used on penis

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing in to us.

I have read through your query in detail.
Please find my observations below.

1. Hand sanitizer is for hands and you should not use it on penis. It can burn the sensitive skin and cause rashes due to chmicals because it contains alcohol.

2. Please use condoms if you are afraid about HIV from sex.

3. If you want to wash your genital after sex then please use mild soap and water.

Hope your query is answered.
Please do write back if you have any doubts.

Regards,
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