Corona! by hearing this term, everyone will be frightened…upset…automatically his/her immunity will go down. Is it yes? Of course! COVID 19, Coronavirus is a group of related RNA viruses that cause disease in mammals and birds. In humans, this virus leads to RTI (Respiratory Tract Infection). Infection ranges from mild to fatal. COVID patients are increasing day by day so that getting panic does no benefit, instead, precaution helps!
Carelessness during COVID time matters. These are a few steps to be taken during this crucial time to prevent this type of infection until vaccination is discovered and make it practically applicable.
- Wash your hand with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (This period of time is important for the virus to destroy).
- Use of Alcohol-based sanitizer. While you come out of your house, like public places, when difficult in use of handwashing with soap, use an alcohol-based sanitizer (minimum 60% alcohol). But beware to wash your hands with soap before eating food. Don’t use a hand sanitizer nearby a stove, as it can inflame.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth without proper cleaning of hands as it can cause entry of Covid-19 virus to the body and thereby infection.
- Avoid junk foods. Eat healthy foods that provide adequate nutrition. Take vitamins more especially C and D during this COVID time to boost your immunity. Our body’s immune system is more important to fight against infection.
- Use of face masks. Proper use of face masks will prevent infection. Use it and don’t throw it to public places as it is already contaminated. Masks once it is used on your face, don’t use it next time to the opposite side, as the contaminated surface meets your face. Always remove your masks with elastic cord.
- N-95 mask- best mask for more protection.
- Stay at home unless it is absolutely necessary.
- Give more importance to personal hygiene.
- Avoid drinking cool drinks. Drink hot water occasionally.
- Keep social distancing.
“Prevention is better than Cure”
Author: Dr. Aiswarya BDS (Reg. No. 20083), A skilled dentist who had passed out with flying colours in her professional studies, serving more than five years at Jerush Dental & Facial Corrective centre. Other blogs: Dark Chocolate, Oral Health Advice