Coronavirus infection can cause mild to moderate respiratory illness. But if you are old enough underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, then you’re more likely to develop serious illness.
Coronavirus had spread in our country in the year 2020. But since last year our country has gathered much information and knowledge about this virus. The hospitals and doctors are well-equipped than last year and many of the patients who were affected by COVID-19 are recovering quite well.
The best ways to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 is to protect yourself and others by washing your hands, using alcohol-based sanitizer frequently, and wearing masks in public places. It mainly spreads through the droplets of saliva, coughing, or when a person sneezes.
Preventive measures against COVID-19
- Cleaning your hands very often
You have to clean and wash your hands regularly and very often for at least 20 seconds. When you’re coming from a public place your hands were exposed to a lot of germs as you have touched so many places.
So, before eating or touching any food, using the restroom, touching your face, removing your mask you must wash your hands, or use a hand sanitizer containing at least 60% of alcohol.
- Always wear a mask in public places
You must wear a mask when you’re going out in a public place or traveling in trains, buses or any modes of public transport. Always wash or clean your hands with a hand sanitizer before wearing a mask.
If anyone in your house is infected with coronavirus then you should take precautions which includes wearing a mask. Advice other members of your family to do the same to avoid spreading the virus.
Wear your mask covering your nose, mouth, and under your chin and make sure you can breathe easily.
- Maintain distance from others
You should maintain 6 feet of distance when you’re outside in a public place. Some people without the symptoms may also be able to spread the virus if they are at higher risk to get sick.
Therefore, you must avoid contact with the people who are sick and also advise others members of your house to maintain 6 feet of distance from them.
- Get vaccinated
COVID-19 vaccines can protect you from coronavirus. You should get vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine immediately whenever it is available to you. Once, you get vaccinated, you’re immune against the coronavirus.
- Avoiding crowds
You’re under higher risk conditions when you are present among the crowds in restaurants, bars, movie theatres, markets, etc.
Therefore, avoid indoor places which do not offer fresh air from outdoors as it may also carry the virus along with it. If possible, try to get fresh air by opening the windows or doors.
- Cover your mouth while coughing and sneezing
You should always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or handkerchief while sneezing or coughing or use the inside of your elbow and avoid spitting.
If you are using a tissue then dispose of it immediately after use. Wash your hands with soap or an alcohol-based sanitizer to avoid germs.
- Cleaning and disinfect
Clean and disinfect the surfaces and the objects which you touch frequently. Tables, doorknobs, light switches, mobile phones, handles, toilets, faucets, and sinks must be sanitized frequently on daily basis.
However, if any kind of surfaces or floors is dirty, you should clean them with disinfectants. Use products from EPA’S list like disinfectants for COVID-19.
- Monitor and check your health daily
You should be alert to the symptoms like fever, cough, shortness of breathing, pain in the throat, and other symptoms of COVID-19. If you’re going to an office or workplace where it’s difficult to maintain a distance of 6 feet from other people, you should avoid going to those places.
Therefore, you must check your temperature frequently. But don’t take tour temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking your medications that can lower your temperature. Follow the CDC guidelines if symptoms arise in your body.
Here are the preventive measures mentioned above to avoid the spreading of coronavirus or COVID-19. All these measures will help to stay safe and protect yourself and your family members from coronavirus.
If you face any of the symptoms of COVID-19, then immediately go to the hospital and maintain distance from others. Cover your nose and mouth and make sure your hands are clean before you eat or touch any kind of food.
So, if you start following these preventive measures in advance, your health and your family’s health will be protected against the coronavirus and also other infections.
Answer: If no one is coming into contact with you, then the mask is not binding while you are alone at home.
Answer: Whenever the COVID-positive patient uses the bathroom, the rest of the people have to keep their distance from it. Spray sanitizer on common areas such as the door latch and tap where the COVID patient has touched whenever a COVID patient comes to use the toilet or bathroom.
COVID has three levels of disease. (COVID Stages)
These levels depend on the symptoms. If you have only a few symptoms, you have mild or mild-to-moderate COVID.
Answer: In mild Covid disease, it is not necessary to give antiviral antibodies. Let your doctors choose the medicines you give, and do not forget to contact them on the day of follow-up.
The most important thing is that whenever you have symptoms of COVID, such as headache, body pain, a cold, a cough, or a fever, do not ignore them. See the nearest doctor as soon as possible and consult them. If they have asked you to do the COVID-19 test, then do it.