Staying Safe is your responsibility!
iDoctorCloud article: Since the Covid 19 pandemic outbroke in March 2020, it spreads all over the world. The spread of this viral disease is more dangerous than the virus itself. It is the need of the hour to stay aware and know how to protect yourself from the covid-19 pandemic.
5 ways to protect yourself from covid 19
Before going to the preventive measures you should know the mode of virus spread. The coronavirus spread through respiratory droplets and physical contact. Respiratory droplets become the part of air when you cough or sneeze and then transmit to others.
On the other hand physical connection with the infected person also transmit this virus and it is a more effective way of transmission. According to the center of disease control and prevention, the best way to prevent viruses is not to be exposed to them. Here you will get 5 effective ways to protect yourself from covid-19.
If you want to protect yourself from covid 19 you should maintain a distance of at least 6 feet. This distance protects you from direct contact with respiratory droplets produced by coughing and sneezing. You should maintain this distance both at home and outside. Anyone who is sick at your home should be isolated for at least 14 days.
You can go outside and meet your relative by maintaining this distance. You can also go for a morning and buying groceries for house use. But you should avoid crowded places such as restaurants, bars, movie theaters because these places can put you at risk of covid-19. Moreover, you should avoid poorly ventilated spaces in your house that don’t offer fresh air to come in.
Keep your hands clean
Keeping good hygiene prevents you a lot from the virus transmission from an infected person to you. Viruses and bacteria are microscopic and you can’t see them with the naked eye. You have to wash your hands frequently whether you see dirt or not. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds so that you can prevent yourself from covid-19.
Washing hands frequently is a good thing and it varies from person to person but you should wash your hands under or after the following situations:
- After coughing or sneezing
- Before eating food
- After bathroom
- After touching animals
- After treating a sick person
- After changing diaper
Don’t frequently touch your hands on your eyes, nose, and mouth because it can let the virus go inside your body. The chemicals in soap destroy the outer coat of virus and then virus cannot harm you. If you are outside and soap is not available then you can use hand sanitizer. Apply a few drops to it on your hand and rub it until dry.
PRODUCT TO USE
In this pandemic, most of the shops, restaurants, shopping malls, and other public places have automatic hand sanitizers dispenser station. The hand sanitizer dispenser helps you to clean your hands and make them virus free. This will be the best barrier between the virus and you. In most places, you will also see wall-mounted hand sanitizer because it is contact-free and easy to handle for a large number of people.
If you want to get one for household purposes a small bottle of hand sanitizer is enough. Hand sanitizer is necessary for both the home and public places. Non-contact hand sanitizer dispenser is good for public places mentioned below:
- Hospitals, dispensaries, clinics
- Schools, colleges, universities
- Offices and companies
- Hotel and resorts
Cover your mouth and nose
Mask becomes a necessity during covid 19 because it plays a great role in protecting you from covid 19. The mask will protect you from the respiratory droplets present in the environment. Mask is a barrier between you and the environment. Keep in mind mask is not a substitute for social distance, maintain a distance of 6 feet.
If you are infected then a mask will protect others from being exposed to your respiratory droplets and if you are healthy then the mask will protect you from the droplets of an infected person by blocking your air passage from the environment. Cover your nose and mouth with a mask in a public setting or when you are surrounded by a crowd.
PRODUCT TO USE
The medical mask is the lose fitted mask used by healthcare providers to save themselves from germs and droplets in the air due to patients. Medical masks can be used by normal people because it helps to protect you from the dust and large molecules in the environment. In the situation of covid 19 medical masks are used by every other person to protect themselves from this virus.
According to U.S food and drug administration, a medical mask is not protective for covid-19, it not guaranteed protection against coronavirus. Most of the health care provider recommends KN95 face mask to protect yourself from covid-19. According to the fit test of KN95, it filters 95% of the small particle and provides you maximum protection.
Monitor your symptoms
You must well aware of all the symptoms of coronavirus so that you can take preventive measures accordingly. It is very important to monitor your symptoms if you are doing a job or running any public place like a company, restaurants, hotels, etc. Following are some common symptoms of covid you should know:
- Dry cough
- Sore throat
You should check your body temperature regularly so that you can diagnose any condition earlier – it will protect you and your family members from covid-19. Make sure to take temperature when you are at rest don’t take temperature readings during or after exercise because it will give you wrong readings.
PRODUCT TO USE
1. Infrared handheld Thermometer
It seems that taking temperature readings become a part of our daily life routine since March 2020 because of covid-19. The most common product is the forehead infrared thermometer which is used for measuring temperature by radiating infrared rays. It measures the total power of electromagnetic radiation emitted by a surface. Following are some measuring criteria of this thermometer scanner:
- Place the device at proper distance. Holding the device too far can show inaccurate and readings.
- Place at the different parts of the human body especially at the forehead.
- The presence of sweat and dirt on the body surface can also lead to insecure readings.
- The accuracy of the best-infrared thermometer is 0.5° F.
2. Wall-Mount infrared thermometer
In this pandemic a safe way to measure temperature without contacting any surface is wall-mount thermometer. This type of thermometer is best for use in public places like restaurants, hospitals, hotels, etc. The wall mount digital infrared thermometer gives accurate temperature reading of the human body. It gives reading within 2 to 4 inches of distance.
It is very easy to place a non-contact wall mount thermometer. This digital wall mount thermometer has two lights green and red. Greenlight shows that your temperature is in a normal range and red light shows that your body temperature is above the normal range.
The best feature of this thermometer is – it promotes the policy of wearing a mask. The automated temperature screening kiosk measures your temperature only when you are wearing a mask. This is not only true for forehead but also for your body, means the body temperature kiosks also have a property to detect mask on your face. Following are some properties of temperature kiosks:
- Easy to manage
- Extremely accurate
- Can be used indoors and outdoors
Stay at home
You should avoid all non-essential travels to protect yourself from covid-19. Traveling increases the chances of getting and spreading coronavirus. Staying at home is the best method to protect others and yourself from covid-19. The children and elders are more prone to this virus so they must restrict their travel.
In any condition, if it is very urgent to travel somewhere then you should follow all the preventive measures like wear a mask, gloves, carry hand sanitizer with you and, avoid contacting others. If you are sick or have any symptoms not go to your school, college, office, or anywhere. Stay at home for at least 14 days.
As mentioned earlier covid 19 is a disease that can spread easily but there are many ways you can protect yourself from covid-19. Maintain a distance of 6 feet, wear a KN95 mask, use temperature kiosks measure your temperature, and avoid traveling. You should follow all these preventive measures if you want to save your life because this virus might be life taking at some stages, contact us....