Eczema & Covid-19: Can Moisturizer Take the Place of Hand Sanitizer? (Spoiler: NO)

Ask the Ecz-perts

By National Eczema Association

Published On: May 5, 2020

Last Updated On: May 4, 2021

A community member asked us: “I’ve read online that people with eczema can use moisturizer in place of hand sanitizer. Is that true?”

Dr. Peter Lio sets the record straight.

Eczema ecz-pert Peter Lio, M.D., a member of NEA’s Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Committee, is Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology & Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology (board-certified in Dermatology).

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