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No. Constant sanitizing can leave you with cracked or irritated skin that actually invites more germs in.
I used to have severely cracked skin on my hands from too many washings, but Aquaphor ointment took care of that.
I guess I'm a germaphobic, I am very careful of my surroundings. I always have a few bottles of Lysol sprays at home, to disinfect everything when a family member gets sick. I'll bring a small bottle of isopropyl alcohol with me, if I'm staying at a hotel, to clean all the bathroom fixtures. I'll wipe shopping carts with the disinfectant wipes provided by the stores. It just makes sense to be careful, after watching the documentaries about how germy those places I've mentioned are.