In the midst of a pandemic of a dangerous disease, everyone should think about how to protect themselves and their loved ones. Let’s talk about the best remedies for coronavirus 2022
COVID-19 — today most of humanity has heard about this abbreviation. Hundreds of thousands of people have already died from this infection, and the question of the best means of protection against coronavirus is far from being idle.
We studied the recommendations of the WHO, the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation and Rospotrebnadzor and prepared a list of things that are officially considered the best means of protection against coronavirus in 2022.
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1. Protective suits
For a person to get sick, the virus must get to the mucous membranes — in the nose, eyes and mouth. Doctors around the world who work in infectious diseases hospitals use protective suits as a means of protection against coronavirus. Most conventional clinics prefer disposable options. In them, doctors and paramedics enter quarantine boxes.
After wearing, the suits are filled with disinfectant and disposed of. Laboratories, on the other hand, can use reusable protective equipment when processing vestments. But for the townsfolk, protective suits will be an excessive measure.
2. Masks and respirators
The World Health Organization says healthy people should only wear a respirator if they are caring for a person with a suspected infection. But some medical experts recommend doing it healthy in public too. Because in the immediate vicinity of you may be infected.
Many wear masks to avoid touching their faces with their hands. However, it is important to follow the recommendations that require changing thin respirators every two to three hours. Otherwise, they themselves become a comfortable environment for the development of bacteria: wet from breathing and warm. Patients also need masks.
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3. Hand sanitizers
WHO insists that masks as a means of protection against coronavirus are effective only in combination with hand sanitizer or at least soap. In 2022, antiseptic has become a hot commodity. It is sold in pharmacies, supermarkets and even kiosks.
In its instructions for the production of antiseptics, the World Health Organization named the components that make up the best means of protection. These are ethanol, isopropyl alcohol, hydrogen peroxide. Please note that there is no chlorhexidine popular in Russia. It kills bacteria, but its effectiveness has not been studied regarding the coronavirus. It follows from the WHO recommendations that antiseptics with a high content of good old alcohol are the most reliable. Some doctors say that in an emergency, even eau de toilette, which contains a high concentration of perfume alcohol, will do. The main thing is not to overdo it, because the substance in its pure form can harm the skin. Therefore, it is diluted with glycerin.
- At the moment, it has been established that alcohol-based antiseptics are the most effective. There is insufficient data on the effectiveness of chlorhexidine. Now the substance is recommended for use if a person is allergic to alcohol-containing antiseptics, says doctor Alexander Dolenko.
4. Paper napkins
They can be called an indirect means of protection against coronavirus. The fact is that in the air, COVID-19 can live for several days, depending on the type of surface. But how do you press the elevator button or open the door in a public place? Disposable napkins and handkerchiefs come to the rescue. Only after use, do not forget to throw them away, but in no case put them in your pockets.
- It is really possible to use wipes as a barrier to the possible entry of the virus into the hands in these cases. Just as it is recommended to use wipes when sneezing, with mandatory disposal. The main thing is not to carry these napkins with you, but to throw them away right away, ”explained Alexander Dolenko.
5. Disposable gloves
Gloves can be used for the same purpose. Of the minuses: out of habit, you can forget and rub your face. But it is convenient, for example, when going to the store.
— I do not recommend wearing gloves to everyone in everyday life. There are risks of touching the face; gloves cannot be treated with antiseptics, since alcohol reduces the protective properties of latex. It is necessary to observe a special technique for removing rubber gloves. Violations of the microclimate of the skin of the hands are possible. Perhaps the development of dermatitis, allergies. Most often wash or sanitize their hands as recommended by the WHO. The only people I recommend disposable gloves to are workers in professions who, in the course of their duties, cannot often leave to wash their hands and often interact with a large number of people or what they bring. For example, sellers, cashiers, — said the interlocutor.
6. Bank cards
Paradoxically, contactless payment cards can also be included in the list of the best protection against coronavirus. All for the same reason: the infection lives on surfaces. Therefore, it is necessary to minimize the number of contacts. Bills, as you know, collect a lot of dirt and infection.
7. Chlorine-containing household chemicals
WHO recommends using it for surface disinfection. However, he makes two important clarifications. First, before bleaching, thoroughly clean the item with soap and water. The second point is for those who decide to prepare a solution of bleach themselves. You can not calculate and mix too much concentration. Therefore, it is better to trust ready-made solutions.
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8. Healthy lifestyle
Now coronavirus patients are recovering not from the fact that they are injected with a vaccine or medicine, but for the most part from the strength of their own immunity. This is also why the highest mortality rate is among the elderly. Therefore, hospitals are working to maintain the work of the body.
Doctors recommend a healthy diet and physical activity. Yes, now it is undesirable to leave the house to work out on the playground or run through the park. Use a set of home exercises.
- Reduce stress, watch less TV and especially social networks. Regular airing of the premises and cleaning, daily exercise. A balanced diet with the obligatory presence of vegetables and fruits in the diet. Multivitamins, the doctor recommends.
9. Voluntary self-isolation
God saves man, who save himself. Quarantine is considered one of the best means of protection against coronavirus for 2022. It is also one of the basic principles of epidemiology. After all, each infected person can infect up to 10 people. Therefore, if you self-isolate, then you minimize the risk of infection as much as possible. For the same reason, it is better to switch to remote work, if possible.
10. Food processing
Raw meat, fish — taboo. This recommendation is also valid outside the coronavirus situation. The elementary rules of hygiene are considered to be a separate board for cutting raw, a separate knife. Heat treatment is essential. As dangerous as the coronavirus is, it does not survive high temperatures.
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Study only trusted sources
Trust only trusted sources. Don’t trust posts on social media. Read media that have official status and registration. You can independently study the Russian version of the WHO website. Available at who.int/en. The website of Rospotrebnadzor.ru has a section where recommendations for citizens are posted. Another high-quality state resource is stopcoronavirus.rf.
Keep in mind the ways of infection
Remember about the ways of infection with coronavirus and, based on this, choose the best means of protection for yourself. COVID-19 enters a healthy body through airborne droplets. In everyday life, this is most often the situation when an infected person coughed or sneezed on you. You can also pick up the virus from a dirty surface: touch your lips, nose, mouth or eyes with your hand.
Observe the main rule of disposable funds
Namely, dispose of them at the end of their service life. Do not forget that you should not litter and scatter personal hygiene products. They have protected you, don’t let them make others sick.