I'm really excited about having written this article, the beginning part of it is about a certain hand sanitizer that apparently deserves your undivided attention. Then, there is a lot of important information about the Superbug from India, NDM-1, that you may want to know about. That portion of the article comes right after I finish sharing detailed information about the health product.

A Hand Sanitizer Product

Avagard D Hand Sanitizer, 16 oz provides quick bactericidal action against a broad spectrum of microorganisms while helping to prevent skin breakdown and maintaining the skin's integrity by killing almost 100% of all harmful bacteria within only 15 seconds. The product has an unique richness of emollient feeling on skin. AbsolutelyPets is the company that will ship and sells the bottle. The ingredients involved are alcohol and patented moisturizers. According to the product description, it is effective against MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and VRE (Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci).

Avagard D Hand Sanitizer, 16 oz have seven reviews. They are all five-stars. Seriously, they are all rated that high. Doesn't it already seem like you should buy one bottle? All the reviews were created in 2009 except for one that was written in 2007. Furthermore, I did check to see if any of the reviewed other products. I did it thinking that some people may write only one product review just to solely help out to make the item gain popularity and customers. Four of the reviewers have also written reports for other goods. The review that has the most people, four, find it helpful states the hand sanitizer moisturizes skin. The person has used several others that dry people's skin. The person said Avagard is the best, and it is used by hospitals all over the United States.

Another report for the Avagard D Hand Sanitizer states that it is effective against bugs, including MRSA. The person saw it that a local hospital, and wrote that it is manufactured by 3m, which produce quality products. The third review I saw states it doesn't dry the skin, and doesn't have offensive odor like the other products they have bought in retail stores. The fourth review I saw said it cured the psoriasis on his/her hands when he/she was at a hospital for two weeks. It also stated the ingredients in it is great for the skin, and it is wonderful to use to clean skin around any open wound.

The fifth review for the sanitizer stated he/she was introduced to the product and noticed it was being utilized everywhere in the NICU and to the fragile, tiny babies when his/her premature baby was born. It absolutely has no smell, feels nice on hands, and doesn't make skin dry and uncomfortable. The sixth reviewer stated his/her workplace have several brands being used. Avagard was stated as being the best of all them. The person didn't experienced any noxious fumes and stated it always leaves his/her hands with a comforting and moisturizing feeling. The seventh reviewer said he/she is allergic to most soaps and hand sanitizers. Avagard, the name brand I'm marketing, is the only one that he/she can use without provoking his/her ezema.


There is a superbug that may cause mayhem around the globe. It is known as NDM-1, short for New Delhi metallo-B-lactamase-1. That's correct, the mutated gene is named after the capital city of India. I don't mean to frighten you, but this gene being attached to a bacteria is said to be extraordinary resistant to antibiotics. Thus, being cautious is not limited to a certain region, but everywhere on Earth. It definitely has the potential to overtake the H1N1 virus as the foremost threat to human lives.

NDM-1 has easily been uniquely resistant to almost every known antibiotic, including carbapenem. It exists most commonly in E. Coli and Klebsiella pneumonia by attaching itself to it. As it is attached to a bacteria host, it exceptionally able to cross over to other bacterias that are present. It has spread rapidly in countries that are in the Asian subcontinent: Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. The mutated gene has emerged from that region because people from Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States go there for medical tourism to have more affordable cosmetic surgeries. Whichever country has a large amount of its civilian receive plastic surgery in either of the three countries will more likely to issue a health warning in the country.

NDM-1 is able to alter bacteria since it is an enzyme that survives from being with other bacterias. Therefore, the symptoms for the superbug is essentially the same as the bacteria it attaches itself to. It makes sense that anyone who may seem to have E. coli or Klebsiella pneumonia right away seek medical attention. A big problem is not knowing for sure who is the carrier of the NDM-1. In the meantime, people should include some preventive measures in their daily routines such as efficiently washing own hands and be vigilant about own hygiene. Make sure your children's hands are also often washed. Teaching children to use hot water and soap and to scrub up to their elbows for at least 45 seconds would be very beneficial to them. Small children who are likely to put objects in their mouth would need special attention.

Symptoms for E. coli

According to MayoClinic.com, symptoms for E. coli include abdominal cramping (either pain or tenderness), diarrhea that may range from being mild and watery to severe and bloody, and some people could start becoming nauseating and vomiting . A medical doctor should be contacted if the person became ill after eating fresh produce or undercooked ground beef. A doctor should be consulted if the diarrhea is either bloody, persistent, or severe. A stool sample may be tested for the E. coli bacteria. Yet, most of the infections clear up without treatment - even those caused by 0157:H7. Lastly, the signs usually begin three or four days after being exposed to the bacteria. However, one my become sick as soon as one day afterwards to more than a week later.

Symptoms for Klebsiella Pneumonia

According to this webpage, emedicine.medscape.com/article/219907-overview, symptoms for Klebsiella Infections include colonization, community-acquired pneumonia, nosocomial infection, rhinoscleroma and ozena, and urinary tract infection. I will use more simple terms to explain more about the illness. The most common symptoms include having a body temperature of 103 degree Fahrenheit. The fever may also be accompanied by chills and dizziness. A person will usually cough sputum that can include blood. A disgusting odor may be released from one's nose whenever the disease progresses to the upper respiratory tract. Severe congestion can occur, but it is possible for a person to have congestion less conspicuous and/ or gradual with the added symptom of wheezing.

More on NDM-1

Obviously, people with weakened immune system have a higher risk of contracting NDM-1. Those people would most likely be told to avoid traveling to destinations that have been heavily infected. Which are, as stated above, Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. It is possible that in the future warnings are given about certain foreign countries, and have instructions to stay in the country you're living in until the disease is under control. Another way to protect yourself from is to avoid any unnecessary surgeries and avoid being inside hospitals if you can.

Since NDM-1 cause illness by attaching itself to a host bacteria, it is a great idea to eliminate as much bacteria as possible in your house or apartment. It happens to be the number task to take care of to yourself and your family from the bug. Be aware whenever you clean, it is imperative to use a disinfectant such as diluted bleach to clean surface areas such as bathroom sinks, toilets, and showers. Other possible spots to clean are countertops, drawers, kitchen floors, and tables. Having pets will oblige you to have more duties to clear your house of the superbug. It is recommended that you clean after and bathe your pets adequately.

It is extremely to note that if you're in a hospital for any reason, make sure the medical professionals wash their hands upon entering any room. Doesn't matter if they enter a room of a patient you don't know at all without cleaning. That same person may continue to not wash hands as he/ she constantly enters rooms of different patients. Remember, NDM-1 has been able to survive through all the usage of reliable antibiotics to get rid of it. It is a matter of live or death that people are informed about the substandard cleanliness that the personnel are displaying. Furthermore, there are sinks in every room. Thus, it would be feasible for people to come in a room and still wash their hands if they didn't at first. Asking them to wash their hands is the best action to take to ensure people are cautious about the superbug. A hospital that is infected with a bacteria is common because not all staff members are thorough with hand washing.

There are other articles about NDM-1 to read.

Patients bring new drug-resistant superbug into UK after surgery abroad

Superbug NDM-1: Symptoms and Treatment

NDM-1: The Resistant Bacteria Threat Accelerates