How to Stay Safe From Coronavirus
It is a very uncertain time in the world right now because of the effects that COVID-19 is having on every aspect of life. Safety is a priority, but there is a lot of unknown that makes it difficult to see clearly. With so much news about the pandemic constantly swirling around, it is hard to know what the right thing to do is. Everyone is hoping to keep themselves, their families, and their friends safe, but it seems like there are endless suggestions on how to do that. As a New York business that knows a little something about health, we want to do our part in sharing some suggestions on how to stay safe from coronavirus.
Staying Safe From Coronavirus
There are many different theories on how to ensure that you are staying safe from coronavirus. The Center for Hyperhidrosis has compiled some tips that we have found hold importance in normal, everyday life and hold even more weight today in the wake of COVID-19.
Proper handwashing is an essential part of typical, everyday life. Now more than ever, though, it is important to practice proper handwashing techniques. As experts in hand maintenance, cleaning, and management we know a thing or two about how to properly wash your hands. Hand washing is a big part of maintaining clean hands in order to avoid bacterias which ultimately helps to combat hyperhidrosis. The same applies to other bacteria and viruses like COVID-19, however. Learn more about the proper handwashing steps here and remember that good hand hygiene goes a long way in keeping yourself and others safe from harm.
Social distancing is a hot topic right now. While there are no clear answers regarding how long we need to social distance or how to properly social distance, there is one thing that is certain- we need to respect the space right now. Limiting face to face contact with others is the best way to reduce the spread of the virus from person to person. Current CDC guidelines are to maintain a minimum of 6 feet of separation from other people in both public and private spaces. Other key components include avoiding gathering in large groups, and mass gatherings.
Maintaining Body Hygiene
Like proper hand hygiene, adequate body hygiene plays a huge role in maintaining your health. It can play a big part in sustaining strong personal health, as well as the health of those around us. Maintaining proper hygiene is something that we always encourage at the Center of Hyperhidrosis, but it is specifically important to be even more acutely aware of it in times like this. Proper body hygiene can make a big difference when dealing with conditions like hyperhidrosis, but the same rules and effects apply in this scenario too. To learn more about body hygiene and the importance of personal hygiene, check out some facts and advice here!
As a medical facility, we know and value the importance of disinfecting. This has taken on a whole new meaning as a result of the pandemic, however. Disinfecting surfaces at your work, in your home, in your car, and anywhere else you find yourself will make a big difference in ensuring your safety. It is one little way that can help you to stay safe from coronavirus.
Avoid Touching Your Face
Again, our specialty at The Center of Hyperhidrosis is in the treatment of conditions such as hyperhidrosis and facial blushing. We are familiar, therefore, with proper health practices that are always advised in the medical realm. One such practice is the avoidance of contact with your face (eyes, nose, mouth, etc.). This is a big way to spread germs, bacteria, and viruses like COVID-19, so if you can help it, avoid contact with your face.
The goal of the Center of Hyperhidrosis has always been to help and support others. While typically this is through our medical services and procedures, we know that right now there are many other important ways to lend support too. Staying safe from the coronavirus is extremely important, but helping others to stay safe and in good health is important too. Reach out to your loved ones and talk to them, lend support to your local healthcare facilities and healthcare workers, and do your part to help build up your community and those around you. We can all play a big part in helping out right now, and a little effort can go a long way!
Typically, we at The Center of Hyperhidrosis are trying to help you to reduce your sweating. Now, in contrast, we encourage you to get outside and work up a sweat during these trying times! Being outside or exercising, in general, can greatly improve mental health and your overall attitude for the day. It is important to continue to maintain your happiness and find the positives in the world around you! So work up that sweat and enjoy being outside during these trying times
Other Ways to Stay Safe During COVID-19
There are endless actions that can be taken to stay safe from coronavirus. While properly following the tips above will make a big difference, here are a few additional tips to help you stay safe.
- Use your elbow to cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough.
- Avoid touching highly trafficked or populated surfaces.
- Use face masks or other mouth and nose protectors.
- Disinfect items that you frequently use throughout the day like your phone, your keys, your wallet, etc.
- If you have serious underlying medical conditions, a weakened immune system, or are older in age, consider staying home and avoiding risk at all costs.
- If you are experiencing symptoms, separate yourself from others.
The Center for Hyperhidrosis cares about the people of New York and the people all around the world that are trying to stay safe from COVID-19. We are grateful for all of the frontline workers that are doing their part in combating this virus so that people can stay healthy and our way of life can return to normal as soon as possible. The Center for Hyperhidrosis offers many resources on maintaining proper health and hygiene practices and we encourage you to explore all that we have to offer. We look forward to when this difficult time has passed and we can begin, once again, serving our community with our medical offerings.