How to protect yourself from the Coronavirus or COVID-19
We are getting a lot of questions from our patients in regards to ways they can help protect themselves and their loved ones from the corona virus. Below are some tips to stay safe and not get sick during this outbreak.
Washing your hands regularly with soap and thoroughly has been shown to help eliminate bacteria’s and viruses that reside on our hands. It is important to note that you should be washing your hands for at least 20 seconds and make sure to cover the top of your hand as well as the bottom.
Alcohol based hand sanitizers
Alcohol based hand sanitizers are much more effective than non-alcohol based sanitizers but they are still less superior than regular soap and water
Distancing yourself from people that may be sick
It is recommended that you keep distance between yourself and anyone that may be sick, coughing or sneezing. The COVID-19 virus is transferred via respiratory droplets from the nose and mouth.
Avoid large crowds and gatherings
Large crowds and gatherings should be avoided as to limit exposure from someone who may be infected with the Coronavirus.
Avoid contacting your eyes, mouth and nose with your hand
The virus can live on surfaces you touch and then can be transferred from your hands and enter your system through touching of your eyes, mouth and nose. We touch a lot of surfaces on any given day.
Practice good respiratory hygiene
Covering your nose and mouth with a tissue or your elbow when sneezing or coughing is good respiratory hygiene. This will prevent the spread of respiratory droplets to other people or other surfaces.
What to do if you develop a cough associated with a fever and difficulty breathing
Contact your medical provider and let them know of the symptoms you may be experiencing. Your healthcare provider can guide you in regards to where you can get the proper medical attention. Take precautions as to not spread the illness to others. If you have been in contact with someone who has been confirmed with the corona virus, take measures to not spread it to others. Your doctor will recommend that you quarantine yourself for at least a period of 14 days.
Boost your immune system
Make sure you are getting enough rest and your immune system is at its best. Healthy foods and vitamins can help keep your immune system strong. Many patients have been visiting our medical facility for IV Vitamin Drips and vitamin injections to boost their immune system and to help prevent becoming ill with Coronavirus.