Like ""They dry your fingers out and they will actually make it hurt more. I don't use anything, most of the time I don't even wash my hands. As long as your hands are clean there is no need to do anything special. I did use to use them but I stopped a while back. I still carry them with my meter in case I need to test when my hands are dirty and I can't wash them. You have to figure things out for yourself and what works for you. For me, not using them works out far better than using them. People have cautioned me about infections but in reality, I don't think there is any more chance of infection than if you touch your mouth or run your eyes. So far I haven't had any problems and I also re-use the same lancette for 20 or so tests.""