Infection Prevention: You Can Help Too!

Infection Prevention: You Can Help!

Infections are super common, but they are not entirely unavoidable. Following are some simple ways in which you can prevent infections:

  • Wash your hands regularly.
    Make sure you wash your hands before and after cooking, as well as before and after eating food.
  • Do not go to work or to class  if you have signs and symptoms of an infection.
    Stay at home in case you’re running a fever, have a case of diarrhea, or are vomiting frequently, or experiencing other such symptoms.
  • Disinfect your house.
    Your kitchen and bathroom(s) are two areas of your house that are most likely to expose you to infections.  Disinfect these areas along with other rooms in your house with suitable cleaning agents.
  • Keep your vaccinations up to date.
    Getting vaccinated regularly with industry approved vaccinations is one of the easiest ways to keep your immune system strong and infections at bay.
  • Don’t skip your medication.
    When you have been prescribed a medicine, ensure that you complete the entire dosage even if you start feeling better instantly. Doctors prescribe a standard dosage of medicines to patients to make sure that the infection does not return.
  • Keep  your food prep clean.
    Clean all kitchen counters before and after use. Refrigerate any and all leftovers and avoid leaving cooked food in room temperature for too long.
  • Keep personal items personal.
    Personal items that come in contact with your skin, hair, or mouth are not to be shared with others. Avoid sharing combs, razor blades, dining utensils and drinking glasses.
  • Travel smart.
    Do not travel if you’re ill. You will not only have an uncomfortable time, but you will put others at risk of infection too. In case you’re traveling to a place prone to particularly harmful infections, consult your doctor to guide you on the required immunizations.

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