doctors-for-pakistan October 22, 2021
Winter is a great season to enjoy happy times with your family indoors but it is also the time many people get sick. The cold temperatures stress the immune system while the dry air doesn’t allow the production of protective mucus in the nasal passage. This makes you more vulnerable to infectious diseases in winter.
Health experts at Doctors of Pakistan share 4 simple steps to stay healthy all winter and the rest of the year too.
Vaccines are the most important part of the infectious disease prevention routine, even when you are not traveling. Viruses transmit easily from one person to another via a cough or sneeze. Vaccines prepare your immune system to fight specific pathogens and diseases.
Children, seniors, and people with pre-existing health conditions are even more susceptible to complications from infectious diseases. Get the necessary vaccinations even if you do not have to travel.
You have washed your hands a million times in your life but do you know how to wash your hands properly? Good handwashing is more than simply squirting some soap and rinsing your hands with water.
Here is how you should wash your hands:
You should wash your hands –
Use a hand sanitizer only when soap and water aren’t available.
Cook meats thoroughly to kill bacteria. Scrub and wash kitchen counters after handling raw meat, poultry, or fish. Keep your kitchen counters, stove, table, and floors clean.
Sharing is caring but sharing personal objects can transmit viruses, bacteria, and other microorganisms. Encourage your kids to keep their items to themselves, including pencil cases and stationery.
Everyone in your house should have a personal own towel and toothbrush. And if go to the beach, gym, or pool, don’t go barefoot. Wear flip-flops or appropriate shoes that protect you from infections, such as Athlete’s foot.