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Where To Buy Face Masks And Hand Sanitizers In KL?

Tips For Staying Protected During COVID-19 In Kuala Lumpur

Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus in December in the province of Wuhan, China, families in Kuala Lumpur are waiting in line to buy face masks and hand sanitizers. Usually, families can purchase surgical face masks and other protective items at any pharmacy in the city. Still, the surge of demand has wiped out the supply in many locations. Here are some helpful tips on face masks and sanitizers, and where to buy these items in Kuala Lumpur.

To learn more about the Wuhan Coronavirus, check out our recent article.

  • Staying Protected In Malaysia

    You can protect yourself with the same measures you’d take (and should be taking) to protect yourself against the common flu: practice good hygiene, wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, and wear a mask if you have flu symptoms.

    Since the first confirmed case of Malaysia confirmed on January 24, the demand for surgical face masks and hand sanitizers has steadily gone up and many are out of stock. But worry not, the local manufacturers of face masks had been told to increase production to meet public demand.

  • Where To Buy Face Masks In Kuala Lumpur?

    It is not uncommon to see people wearing surgical masks in public to protect against pathogens and pollution. As opposed to the N95 respirator that is challenging to put on and wear them for long periods of time, the disposable surgical masks are composed of 3 layers that are designed to filter droplets, which is believed to be how the pathogens are being transmitted between humans.

    WHERE TO BUY FACE MASKS IN KUALA LUMPUR:

    Shopee, Wide variety with delivery to Kuala Lumpur

    Watsons, Running low due to high demand

    Cross Protection, Running low on stock

    Lazada, Wide variety with delivery to Kuala Lumpur

    Guardian Pharmacy, Dwindling stocks

    eBay, Wide variety with delivery to Kuala Lumpur

    Medicos, Available for bulk purchases

    Pronices, Available for bulk purchases

    Buy And Ship, Multiple choices available

  • Where To Buy Hand Sanitizers In Kuala Lumpur?

    Maintaining good personal hygiene is the best thing everyone can do to protect oneself. This includes washing your hands regularly with soap. In situations where water is not available, hand sanitizer is an acceptable alternative. It is recommended that if you use hand sanitizer, it should have at least 60% alcohol content in order for it to kill most germs. In a pinch, hand sanitizer can be extremely helpful, especially with small children. However, a common side effect of using too much hand sanitizer is the dryness of the skin.

    SPRAY, GEL OR WIPES: WHICH IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE?

    As long as they contain more than 60% alcohol — all forms of hand sanitizers are potentially effective. Typically, gels are easier to use whereas foams have an advantage in clinging better to the hands, reducing dripping onto the floor or clothing making it perfect for the kiddos. Spray hand sanitizers may be somewhat wasteful, as some of the product will miss your hands or be deflected into the air. Wipes may or may not be as effective as a gel or foam, and it would be important to achieve full coverage of the entire hand to sanitize your hands.

    WHERE TO BUY HAND SANITIZERS IN KUALA LUMPUR:

    Watsons, Running low on stock

    Guardian Pharmacy, Running low on stock

    Bath & Body Works, Various locations across Malaysia

    Bebehaus, Alcohol-free hand sanitizer

    Lazada, Various brands available

    iHerb, Wide variety with delivery to Kuala Lumpur

    Caring Pharmacy, Various brands available

    AEON Wellness, Multiple locations across Kuala Lumpur

    Guardian Pharmacy, Running low on stock

    Bath & Body Works, Various locations across Malaysia

    Bebehaus, Alcohol-free hand sanitizer

    Lazada, Various brands available

    iHerb, Wide variety with delivery to Kuala Lumpur

    Caring Pharmacy, Various brands available

    AEON Wellness, Multiple locations across Kuala Lumpur

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