The first thing that my doctor told me to do when I was out of the hospital after my first crisis was to "buy a bottle of purell and keep it in your purse." Also she continued with "you need to be compulsive about cleaning the surfaces around you because of your lowered immune system."
So I took her advice and since that day in 2003, I keep a bottle of Purell hand sanitizer in my purse and at every sink. I wash my hands and then squirt a bit on my hands. I have had less problems with germs, infections, and bacteria since I started this habit. It might look compulsive, but I have to do it.
I have tried other hand sanitizers especically when I see a price change, but I still go back to Purell. Why? It is because of the fragrance problem. Since I have been ill, many fragrances make me sneeze and sometimes get rashes. This handsanitizer especially the aloe version is just better for me.
Also, since I don't have children in the house, I don't worry about keeping this hand sanitizer in safer places. If you do have children, you might want to keep an eye on how they are using this product. (I have heard it is not good to ingest.)
So I recommend this product to folks (or anyone) who have to keep the germs away. It has been very good for me.