We were recently introduced to Handheld UV-C Sanitizers after reading an article about a lady who had a young son who suffered from a Rare skin condition ( Not eczema ). She used a handheld UV-C Sanitizer to kill germs in his bedroom and control his infections.
Due to his condition, he was left with open sores and wounds, any infection from harmful germs and bacteria would lead to terrible skin infections that often made him housebound or worse taken into hospital for IV treatment.
Can UV-C Sanitizers help control eczema?
Eczema is at it’s worst when its infected and you have a flare-up. To avoid this you need to control your environment when you’re experiencing a flare-up or you’ve scratched and opened up your skin.
By using a UV-C Handheld wand you can kill harmful germs and bacteria that may cause infection. We all dread infection when you have eczema. It can take weeks to cure and recover from and the scares can last forever!
What are UV Sanitizers and Can they help your eczema?
UV Sanitizers utilize UV-C, which is part of the ultraviolet light spectrum that is filtered out by the earth’s atmosphere, to kill airborne germs. The goal is to reduce or eliminate the actual growth or development of microbiological organisms such as fungi, bacteria, or viruses.
If you don’t suffer from any form of skin condition then you’ll probably never understand why it’s so important to control Fungi and bacteria where you live and sleep. But for us sufferers it vital that we control and manage the risks of infection.
How effective are UV Handheld Sanitizers?
UV-C has been proven to kill up to 99.9% of Germs, Mold, Bacteria, Germs, and Viruses. UV-C Light Kills Germs without the use of Chemicals, will not cause secondary pollution. They have no side effects and are totally harmless to use to everyone including children. UV-C light destroys the DNA of germs eliminating their ability to reproduce. Titanium Dioxide enhances killing efficiency and odor elimination.
It removes odors, dust particles, and germs which can cause allergies, asthma and other harmful maladies. Ultraviolet has been scientifically proven to kill 99.99% of germs using its sanitizing, germ-killing function.
What can you use UV-Handheld sanitizers on?
UV-C handheld Sanitizers can be used safely in many areas of the home including Pet areas, clothes, beds, food containers, storage, bathroom and kitchen.
It’s also Ideal for remote controls, computer keyboards, toys, cots, medicine bottles shoes and many other items found in and around the house.
Children’s toys are one of the main carriers of bacteria and when children are ill there’s nothing more they like than cuddling their favorite toys. Which unfortunately can be carrying many harmful germs and bacteria. A handheld UV-C Sanitizer will kill 99.9% of germs in a simple wave of the wand.
Which Type of UV Sanitizers are best for eczema sufferers?
We reviewed a number of Sanitizers and ask many people who suffer from eczema and other skin conditions which handheld sanitizers they use or had tried and the winner by a large margin was the HHTD Folding Sanitizer Hand Wand
UV LEDs VS Mercury Lamps
Up till recently, most handheld sterilizers on the market used mercury lamp technology or its variants as the germicidal light source, while HHTD Sanitizer uses the most advanced semiconductor light-emitting diode (LED) technology to make UVC light chips.
LEDs are instantaneous light sources with low power consumption which do well under a full range of environmental conditions. Unlike fragile quartz mercury bulbs, LEDs are robust, lending themselves to an array of designs and hold the promise of long life and environmentally friendly end-of-life disposal.
Benefits of using LED handheld sanitizers
High output germicidal power for maximum DNA absorption
Robust, solid state device compared to fragile mercury bulbs
Smaller portable light-weight design for everywhere use
Environment-friendly and safe to humans and pets
Here’s our choice
Ultraviolet UVC Light Wand Stik w/Adapter (Rechargeable Batteries) Surface Sanitizer Sterilizer/USA Company/High Quality/Kills Germs Quickly & Easily
- Powerful 4 W UVC Light Bulb w/10,000 Hrs of Optimum Effectiveness. MicroChem Lab tested Kills Staph bacteria 99.96%, Salmonella 99.99, Fungus (Ringworm) 99.9997%
- USA Plug Adapter with Rechargeable Batteries, Charge Indicator LIght
- Safety - Bulb Cover, Automatic Shut Off, Comfort Grip, Durable
- Digital Control with Timer, 5, 15, 30 minutes
- UV bulbs come with Tool Klean's one of a kind SSF coating, Shatterproof Safety Film to prevent breakage
Q1: What is that UV light used inside the UV Sterilizer?
Answer: It is called Ultraviolet (UV C) light. A common one is UV B, it is commonly used at tanning salon sun beds. UV C has a higher frequency of the UV light that can kill germs. It is part of the ultraviolet light spectrum.
Q2: Is UV-C harmful?
Answer: Only prolonged exposure (ie. 8 or more hours) to UV C light will be harmful to human and direct contact with the eye. But handheld units are only used for minutes so no harm will come from using them around the home.
Q3: How UV-C kills germs?
1) UV-C light is highly effective at penetrating thin-walled germs like viruses and bacteria. The light alters the genetic structure of the germ and they die.
2) UV-C light is not visible to the naked eye due to its location on the electromagnetic spectrum. But just because it cannot be seen does not mean it will not eliminate germs, bacteria, viruses, and mold. Thanks to its germicidal wavelength (AKA frequency), UV C is ideally located in the spectrum that best inactivates microorganisms and viral air contaminants. When a virus or microorganism comes in contact with UV C its nucleus is penetrated, and its DNA is irreparably damaged, which results in death or the inability to reproduce, as well as the spread of unwanted germs! By applying UV-C light we are able to do more than just put up a blockade we are able to terminate the source of the problem.
Q4: Does UV-C light damage anything tangible?
Answer: No, it does not damage any material and it does not leave any chemical residue after a scan.
Q5: Is UV-C the latest invention?
Answer: No, in fact, it has been used for over 100 years. Scientists applied it to kill germs on surfaces, in the air, and in the water since the 1930s. Now the advanced technology has emerged this useful source into this handheld UV sterilizer.
Q6: Why does the air in my home still contains germs even if the air con is on?
Answer: The warmth and moisture found in the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems of home make the perfect breeding ground for airborne moulds, microorganisms, and bacteria. These HVAC systems also provide an ideal way to circulate viruses and germs around an entire home in a relatively short time
Conclusion: UV-Handheld Sanitizers for Eczema
You can never be too safe when it comes to eczema and infection so in our opinion for under $80 you’d be mad not to try one of these handheld UV-C Sanitizers. You may not use it every day ( you can ) but we think they will be especially useful when you or your child is experiencing a flare-up or the start of an infection to help reduce the risk of making your condition worse.
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