The antibacterial soap will cool your skin where he scratches. Especially if your skin reacts more like gets red or puffy at all. So it disinfects which is always a good idea but it really helps calm the skin. I have to do this after I hold Beman sometimes because his grip is so intense that he scratches the surface.Thank you. I do wash my hands, his nails are just so sharp and create scratches. I think i’m going to start wearing some gloves. Bane is beautiful as well.