Knowing what is wrong with you can be hard to do sometimes. There are so many sicknesses out there just waiting to prey upon us and our bodies.
It really doesn’t matter if you have the cold, flu, Covid-19 or some other type of sickness, if you are sick you are sick right? But you do need to know what kind of illness that you have in order to treat it properly. Each illness need to be treated in their won particular way and if you want to get better you need to know what to do.
Cold, flu and other viruses need to be dealt with as swiftly as humanly possible. Of course most viruses cannot be dealt with that well without anti virals and these are not given out generally. In these cases the chances are good that your doctor will simply tell you to drink as many fluids as you can while getting plenty of rest at home. This is the best way to deal with cold and flu once you have already contracted them.
In the midst of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, many people are feeling anxious about whether they should get tested or not. People do not always need to be tested for clinical care purposes since there is currently no medication to treat COVID-19. Currently, anyone with a fever and cough should assume their illness could be COVID-19 and take steps to protect others in the community and household from the disease. If you are sick, you need to stay home and stay away from other people in your home. If you need to go into public to visit a healthcare provider, wear a mask and practice meticulous hand washing.
There are some things that you can do to lower your chances of catching COVID-19, and they are the same common sense things to prevent cold, flu and other viruses. To begin with learning these precautions can keep you feeling good throughout the year, even throughout the current coronavirus pandemic and the cold and flu seasons.
You do not want to be infected in the first place.
You can prevent catching a cold, flu or coronavirus by keeping your hands clean all day long. Wash your hands many times throughout the day and you will lower your chances of catching any virus enormously. Just remember to do a quick wash with soap after you touch others or touch things that other touch all of the time. This is one of the best and easiest ways for you to prevent catching any nasty virus that comes along.
You should also carry a small packet of tissues in your pocket or purse at all times. This is a good idea because you can then pass some along to those around you who are coughing or sneezing. This is how so many cold, flu and other viruses get spread and if you can get people to use a tissue when they sneeze or cough you can help to contain the spread of the illness.
Following is the CDC recommended steps to prevent being infected:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community.
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.