Is antibacterial soap a do or a don't?

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Despite its popularity, antibacterial soap is no more effective at killing germs than is regular soap. And using antibacterial soap may lead to the development of bacteria that are resistant to the products' antimicrobial agents, making it even harder to kill these germs in the future. An alcohol-based hand sanitizer is a better alternative if soap and water aren't available.

Dec. 02, 2015