Health Tips for COVID-19
Posted by DR. RONALD F. JACOB on Apr 15 2020, 05:30 AM
The coronavirus disease outbreak has turned over the lives of people all over the world. All are suggested to stay at home and so, some of them spend their time juggling with children, working from home and doing other competing responsibilities.
We would like to remind you of some health tips to stay safe from COVID-19:
- Wash your hands frequently using soap and water for at least 20 seconds. It is considered to be the most effective way to protect yourself.
- Rub your hands together, using hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol, especially if you go somewhere where soap and water aren’t available.
- Try not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- If you feel unwell, stay home and call your family doctor for further advice.
- Cover your mouth using a tissue or your elbow before you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue into the trash and wash your hands with soap and water for about 20 seconds.
- Use a regular household cleaning spray or wipe to clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Avoid close contact with sick people.
- Follow all the public health advice on school closures, avoiding crowds, social gatherings, etc.
- Wear a cloth mask in public, even if you don’t feel sick, to prevent the spread of the virus.
- Keep a social distance of about 6 feet between you and other people.
- Stay informed with the latest updates.
- Don’t believe and spread fake news.
What are its common symptoms?
Commonly seen symptoms are:
- Shortness of breath
Call to seek medical attention if your symptoms worsen to having difficulty while breathing.
What if I am sick?
If you have mild illness or are developing COVID-19 symptoms, then choose to stay at home and call your doctor for medical advice. Older adults and people with underlying medical conditions should call a health care provider immediately as the symptoms appear.
Keep physical distance from others at home. Clean and disinfect all surfaces daily and especially the high-touch surfaces. If possible, use a separate bathroom as well.
What is the emergency warning signs?
Emergency warning signs are:
- Feeling trouble while breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or not having the ability to arouse
- Having bluish lips or face
In amidst all this, do not forget to take care of your oral health as well. If you face any dental concerns, contact us today!