NEW YORK (WCMH) — Using hand sanitizer may keep young kids more healthy.
Researchers in Spain examined hand hygiene among young children in day care.
They studied more than 900 children up to age 3 at two dozen day care centers.
During the 8-month study period, they found that children who used hand sanitizer — instead of washing with soap and water — reduced their sick days, respiratory infections and antibiotic prescriptions.
The study was published Monday in the journal pediatrics.