How I Protect my family from the Coronavirus

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This has been such a huge thing in the media currently and I just want to be here to help ease your fears!

I was listening on the radio and they said that Amazon ran out of hand sanitizer! AMAZON RAN OUT OF SOMETHING!

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3rd party people were selling hand sanitizer. I thought this was crazy.

Our local Costco ran out of water!

People are going insane with preparation because they are scared.

So keep reading to find out prevention tips, symptoms, and who is most susceptible to the Coronavirus.

Some things may surprise you! 🙂

Prevention Tips

Wash your hands frequently!

This is a no brainer!

Its important to do this because it can kill the virus that may be on your hands.

People should always be washing their hands, but just follow the correct way to wash your hands.

Wash them under warm water with soap for about 20 seconds.

If you are using hand sanitizer make sure it has at least 60% alcohol in it. Most hand sanitizers have 62-65%.

Wash hands:

  • Before cooking
  • Before eating
  • After you go potty
  • After you cough, sneeze, or blow your nose

Maintain distance from those that are coughing or sneezing

When people cough or sneeze they rarely are covering their mouth properly.

If they have the disease in their system you could potentially get the virus on you if you are too close.

Just stay at least 3 feet from those that are sneezing or coughing.

Follow good respiratory hygiene

This means cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze.

You should cough or sneeze in your sleeve or a tissue.

If your kids are coughing (we all know they rarely remember to do it in their sleeve) just cover their mouth as quickly as you can and then sanitize your hands!

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth

Your hands touch so many different surfaces in a day and those surfaces could potentially have the virus on them.

If you are touching your eyes, nose, or mouth the virus could enter your system. So just avoid your face as much as you can.

Don’t wear a mask

Unless you are sick, wearing a mask doesn’t do much for you.

They are mainly worn to protect those who aren’t sick from those who are sick. So just save them for those who are sick.

Extra tips:

Take extra precautions when you go out. I always have a little mini hand sanitizer on my purse from Bath and Body Works to keep my hands clean. It works so perfectly and it smells so good!

Don’t travel if you have a fever. You could potentially have the virus and its smart to stay home so you don’t pass it onto others.

Seek help early if you have a fever, cough, or a hard time breathing. No need to go to urgent care, just call your doctor to see what they would like you to do.

If you are infected don’t go out besides to see your doctor, that way you don’t pass it on to anyone else.

Symptoms

Coronavirus can infect your nose, sinuses, or upper throat.

Common symptoms:

  • Runny nose
  • Coughing
  • Sore throat
  • Sometimes fever

If it goes to your lower respiratory system you could potentially get pneumonia.

So seek help when you are getting these symptoms. Don’t try to tough it out!

Who is most at risk for the virus?

So this is where we can get to the good news!

Momma cases for children with the Coronavirus have been rare, but of course take the necessary precautions.

The risk for pregnant women and younger people are low.

So who are at risk?

  • People with a compromised immune system
  • People with heart or lung issues
  • Older people

So bottom line there is no need to panic, just take precautions that you would normally do during flu season.

Don’t let anyone touch your precious newborns or your babies that don’t have an established immune system.

If they are touching your little ones just make sure that they wash their hands, just like you would any other time of the year!

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