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Spicy Hot Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer with capsaicin to remind us not to touch our faces
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If regular hand sanitizer was infused with the "hot component" of chili peppers, capsaicin, then users would be continually reminded whenever they touched their faces after using this hand sanitizer. The capsaicin on their hands would burn their eyes, nose, and mouth, whenever they inadvertently touched them.

After a while, people using this type of hand sanitizer would have stopped touching their faces altogether.

AntiQuark, Mar 22 2020

Capsaicin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capsaicin
Wikipedia Page [AntiQuark, Mar 22 2020]

I thought this idea looked familiar… Hand Sanitizer With Irritant Added
Appears in "recent" currently [notexactly, Mar 22 2020]


       //Having capsaicin, the ingredient in pepper spray mixed in to "remind" you not to touch your face might//   

       Already suggested, but I think it's a pretty good idea.   

       Better to get a little uncomfortable than to die.
doctorremulac3, Mar 22 2020

       // cold from the neck down //   

       Better by far than being dead from the neck up ...
8th of 7, Mar 24 2020

       I was thinking about applying handcuffs to my hands and locking myself wherever I go. I touch my face constantly. I talk with my hands. My whole family does too. It's genetic, I think. I also rub my eyes when tired and itch my nose a lot.
blissmiss, Mar 24 2020

       So ? 60% of Covid-19 cases are asymptomatic. Of those that get symptoms, 30% are only mildly ill, no worse than a cold. From Fermi estimation, mortality with - not from -the virus is less than 0.1%, and mortality solely from Covid-19 is not detectable.   

       Just ignore it.
8th of 7, Mar 24 2020

       [doctorremulac3, Dec 09 2011]   

       Ahead of his time, always.
blissmiss, Mar 24 2020

       It's the inevitable consequence of coming from a different reality ...
8th of 7, Mar 24 2020

       Before implementing this or any other method stopping people from touching their own faces, we need to first address the related phenomenon of one’s nose becoming incredibly itchy as soon as one’s hands are covered in paint, grease or whatever.
AusCan531, Mar 24 2020

       Oh, that's just one of Murphy's Laws, well-documented.   

       No Ph.D. there, [Aus], it's been researched to death.
8th of 7, Mar 24 2020

       Just thought I'd check if anyone on HB had suggested anything as ludicrous as injecting bleach or spending time in a sunbed...
Dub, Apr 25 2020

       <Whistles tunelessly, tries to look innocent/>   

       Well, actually, [xenzag] did mention something...
8th of 7, Apr 25 2020


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