Does soap kill coronavirus or any virus?

Many websites and sources are recommending washing your hands with a soap and water for around 20 seconds to help against coronavirus.

However, it’s really confusing statement. Let us see how.

Washing helps by removing the virus physically, not killing

When we wash our hands, we remove the coronavirus due to washing affect, not by killing it.

Overuse of soap can lead to many infections

Yes you read it right. If we overdo soap usage, it can lead to increased risk of infection too. This happens due to:

  1. removal of useful bacteria, giving space for harmful bacteria and fungi
  2. making bacteria resistant

Thus a moderate use of soaps is advised only.

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