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Why does alcohol make cuts sting?
« on: 01/04/2012 09:31:02 »
Steven Wasmer  asked the Naked Scientists:
   Chris,

Good morning and great show! I was just using some disinfectant gel on my hands and discovered I had a small cut on my hand. Obviously the alcohol immediately burned in the wound. I was wondering what is it about alcohol which causes this burning sensation?

Thanks for a great show.

Steven W  
PA USA    

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« Last Edit: 01/04/2012 09:31:02 by _system »


 

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