How to Reduce the Contamination of Coronavirus
SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, is one of the most deadly diseases known to man. However, there is a cure for SARS. And that cure is using an effective face mask while in public.
Yes, you absolutely should wear a face mask while in a public area where you may come into contact with others. Face masks will prevent small respiratory droplets, which may carry SARS contagion, from getting into you. They will also prevent the air that you breathe from becoming contaminated. In fact, no one needs SARS protection if they don’t have an open sore throat, an inflamed or chapped nose, or snotty, runny or green nasal mucus. However, these symptoms only indicate the presence of one type of SARS virus – the varicella-zoster virus, or VZV. Anyone who has symptoms should be tested by a healthcare practitioner, because the virus may have other forms.
So, let’s assume that you have an existing respiratory condition and/or illness and you know you might get another one. In this case, your first line of defense is to practice good hand hygiene. Use gloves when washing dishes, do not touch wall and floor surfaces with dirty hands, use hand sanitizer when you can, and always dry your hands thoroughly with an anti-fungal wipe after cleansing them.
Now, let’s assume you never get an outbreak and never catch SARS. In that case, it is unlikely that hand washing is enough to protect you. You are still at risk for other types of infections: from the one caused by SARS; from HIV and some other STDs; and from bacteria or fungi, such as E. Coli. However, if hand wash is not sufficient, you may consider using surgical masks, available in a variety of materials and sizes to meet your needs.
Surgical masks for the spread of the coronavirus are available in various materials and functions, depending on the type of virus you have and on the situation in which you need one. For example, some medical professionals recommend using silicon rubber gloves over pure latex. These are available in disposable or long-lasting forms, and in either nose clips or face masks. There are also disposable nasal spray devices, available from different companies, which can be used in place of a nose clip.
Face cloth masks can be used instead of face masks. Although it sounds more absurd than useful, these work by preventing particles from entering into the nose and throat. They are specifically designed to prevent the virus from entering the nose and throat. The material used in face cloth masks has to be very fine, in order to remove every single particle before the individual breathes deeply. This additional protection can prove to be invaluable, especially during seasons when the number of cases of colds is high, but when you don’t have time to go to the doctor, these can make all the difference.
Other ways of reducing the spread of the disease are by wearing specially made masks, especially made from latex, which are available from health stores. The problem with these homemade masks is that they cannot provide the 100% protection that a hospital-grade mask will offer. Hand washing is another way of reducing the contagion. One important thing to remember when hand washing is that you should never wash hands with warm water; this will only aggravate the situation. When using soap, choose an unperfumed variety, since the higher the percentage of oils in the soap, the less infectious it is. Washing with plain warm water can also aggravate the condition.
One of the main symptoms of the illness is a runny nose and discharge from the eyes and nose. Therefore, the first obvious place to look for contamination is the nose. To test for clapp exposure, a simple experiment is to spray the nose with a little amount of the suspected virus, and then collect a small amount of liquid from the nose. If the virus is present in the liquid, then it has obviously passed from the nose and has thus been exposed to other human beings.