HOME REMEDIES FOR CORONAVIRUS

Apr 21

HOME REMEDIES FOR CORONAVIRUS

To curb the spread of coronavirus, steps can be undertaken at various levels. Families are such good levels at which if people take proper steps are then transmitting coronavirus greatly be checked.

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Steps listed below can assist to achieve this in our homes.


1.  Wash often and thoroughly your hands

Many a time we use for holding and shaking things and people around. Therefore cleaning hands can help in breaking the chain of transmitting the virus to others.

One is advised to use water and soap to wash their hands, take at least 20 minutes washing. In cases where availability of soap and water is an issue and hands are not dirty then appropriate sanitizers for hands that contain at least sixty percent of alcohol might be used otherwise wash hands using soap and water if they are dirty.

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2. Thoroughly clean touchable items and surfaces

Proper cleaning of household objects and touchable surfaces in our homes is very essential to curb on coronavirus. Clean with the right cleaning agents and sanitizers and where one is not sure how to go about it then manufacturers' instructions should be used. Objects and surfaces that need to be cleaned most in homes may include handles, switches, tables, phones, keyboards, sinks, and toilets.

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For example with electronics like mobile phones and keyboards consider putting them in covers that can be wiped then follow keenly the instructions from the manufacturer. Where instructions are not provided, use sprays and wipes that are alcohol-based and contain at least seventy percent of alcohol then dry them up thoroughly. Wash soft surfaces properly using clean water and soap. For utensils, one may use warm water and soap. Floor carpets and other surfaces that cant be washed more frequently may be disinfected Using household disinfectants which are EPA-registered.


3.  Ensure your face is well covered when you cough or sneeze

When one coughs or sneezes he spreads all manners of germs. One is therefore advised, whenever they cough or sneeze to cover their face using a tissue or piece of cloth that has to be thrown away into the trash. This greatly reduces the chance of droplets containing the virus from being passed on to another person around. In cases where one lacks the tissues, he or she can sneeze or cough into the elbows. Disposal of trash should be done carefully by one wearing protective gloves after which they should wash their hands thoroughly.


4.  Practice keeping social distance

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This can first be achieved by people staying at their homes. This will include people working from their homes, students undertaking studies from home and members of the family not visiting their relatives and friends. Embracing technology can help achieve this in such a way that students might learn through internet aided platforms and people can meet their loved ones on social media platforms. 

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For those already at home, observing social distancing of at least 1.8 meters from one another especially if they appear possible hosts of coronavirus.

Families should put sick members separates from others. Separate rooms e.g. bedroom and bathroom for the sick. In cases where the use of separated rooms is not possible then they should be carefully cleaned after being used by the patient. Sick people should take meals from their separate rooms.


5.  Avoid touching the nose, mouth, and eyes as much as you can.

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These are parts of the face where coronavirus can easily get transmitted into one's body. Therefore caution must be taken by everybody at home to avoid touching these body parts whether by oneself or someone else.


Conclusion

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Other remedies though not directly applicable at the family level may include avoiding public gathering and using face masks. Otherwise, if the above steps are keenly followed, the rate at which coronavirus spreads at the family level will be checked.


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