While most hand sanitizers can only kill germs on contact, a new antiseptic hand wash promises to ward off germs better than any other similar product for up to six hours with repeated use.
Ulracept is based on a formula that was previously used only in hospitals and is available to consumers at a time when health leaders are preaching good hand hygiene to combat flu.
"A hand sanitizer can destroy what you picked up on your hands if you use it after you've touched a surface, but without persistence, he next time you touch it you're going to get it back on your hands, Herbert Sade with Healthpoint, the company that makes the product.
Dr. Joseph Prosser, of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital said superbugs are killing more people every year and good hand hygiene can help keep them at bay.
"We have to get back to the old fashioned way of clean, clean, clean and pay attention to those sort of details, and in doing that, study after study have shown you can actually reduce the resistance of the bacteria," Prosser said. "So if everybody paid attention to hand hygiene, not just in the hospital, but everywhere, you would cut down a lot of spread of contamination and infection."
You can order Ultracept online at www.ultracept.com.