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Hand Sanitizer With Irritant Added

Kills germs, trains you not to touch your face.
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Hand sanitizer kills some germs, but does nothing to solve the main problem of people touching germ infected objects then touching their nose or eyes. These are the main pathways pathogens use to get into your body and make you sick.

Having capsaicin, the ingredient in pepper spray mixed in to "remind" you not to touch your face might seem extreme, but better to get a little red in the eyes from time to time than getting sick no?

doctorremulac3, Dec 09 2011


       Baked. Current alcohol-based hand sanitizers already burn the shit out of any membrane or cut the user is unlucky enough to have come into contact with.
acurafan07, Dec 09 2011

       I think the idea is that it will irritate long after the alcohol has evaporated. Capsaicin would be ideal; it's even conveniently alcohol soluble (although it will irritate the hands a little bit; alcohol seems to help capsaicin penetrate thicker, intact skin).   

       Alternatively, just attach your hands to your belt with a short lead.
spidermother, Dec 09 2011

       How about hand sanitizer with your choice of irritants? For the more adventuresome types, you could offer some with urushiol... sure to be popular among the S&M crowd! Or, perhaps a version with cyanoacrylate for the practical jokers? No matter; I award you a bun, sir, for this hygienic perversion! [+]
Grogster, Dec 09 2011

       For those craving alcohol enough to scavenge sanitizer (it's common), this is the poor mans Pepper Stolichnya.
normzone, Dec 09 2011

       /burn the shit out/ I like the image of a jug of hand sanitizer with an adjacent small wall mounted bunsen burner. The user applies, then flames his hands, shaking them extinguished.
bungston, Dec 09 2011

       Blood is a good sanitiser.... why not embed some blades in that soap. As you get used to cutting yourself up over time, the blades naturally become more revealed, and release more copious amounts of the purifying blood.
xenzag, Dec 11 2011

       For people with any kind of allergies, hand sanitizers often already have added irritants.
ye_river_xiv, Dec 12 2011


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