Does anyone else have this problem with the new antimicrobial soaps that the hospitals are currently using? I work in one of the critical care units at my hospital and work 12 hour shifts, though only part time. It seems whenever I work a particularly difficult case--when I'm washing my hands q5mins--or when I've worked two 12's in a row, my hands break out in a nasty rash that itches so bad I break the skin with scratching. I only worked one 12hour shift in the past two days, and this morning my hands are all broken out even after using Neosporin cream and an OTC cortisone cream. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.
Mar 10, '02
Originally posted by disher
Wildhoney, I wonder if your are allergic to formeldehyde... Dove unscented and Aveeno soap are the only ones on the market that do not contain formeldehyde preservative in them.
Just out of curiousity what do you use to wash your hands at work?
Some antimicrobial soap, I think it's called "Steris." The formulin I work with doesn't help either because I always get it all over me
Last edit by wildhoney on Mar 12, '02