Personal hygiene is the best key to be safe:
“The last couple of months, Sapna, being a mother, is very much scared about corona. There is no vaccine for her and her babies, no beds are in hospitals, no OPDs and clinics are running.
Suddenly, on one stormy night, she found her baby had loose motion. What happened? No such junk or spicy foods had last night.
During her preparation of saline water, she found cockroaches are in the kitchen. She was not so serious about pest and pests-borne diseases. But when the problems are facing by her own child, that’s become a concern.
One the next day, Sapna has taken an online appointment for advice with doctor Mr. Somanka Sekhar Mishra, senior pediatrics and consultant of Bidhan Chandra Roy Child Care Centre.
He assures her not to worry about the domain and suggested maintaining personal hygiene first, then there are some homemade solutions.”
Personal Hygiene and Sanitation in view of Vedas
From the Vedic era, ancient Indian saints and physicians were always focusing on hygiene and sanitization.
There were many untold facts were written in Manusmriti addressing the homemaker.
Before worship or and good thing the people must be bath and wear clean clothes.
The basics of Good Hygiene and Sanitation
The necessity of hygiene and sanitation should be taught from an early age to practice good habits.
Personal hygiene is an act of maintaining sanitation and grooming of the body.
Maintaining good personal hygiene and sanitation consists of bathing, washing your hands, brushing your teeth, wearing clean clothing and staying sanitized at home.
In addition, it is also taking safe and hygienic decisions when you are around others. The geist is here to follow during the pandemic:
Personal hygiene begging with your bath. A deep and thorough bath can make you refresh from the following:
Clean from Dirt
Free from Germs
Free from Body Odour
B. Washing Hand
Frequently and thoroughly wash or clean hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer rub or wash them with soap and water. These eradicate germs including fungus, bacteria, and viruses that may be on our hands.
Post Toilet Cleaning
Before and Afer having Food
After Touching Anything
Unknowing or knowingly we had touched so many things during our activities. Be alert! That’s may contain germs and other bad things.
After Wash/ Clean any Dirt
Being social sometimes we have to clean our yeards thyself.
So, make sure in every case we must wash our hands thoroughly with soap and enough water for at least one minute or more
Clean Your hand
Frequently do it when you are outside. Clean your hands with sanitizer or napkins where soap is not available to reduce the probability of infection.
C. Personal Cleanliness
Clean Tongue and Mouth
Our natural tendency is to touch your eyes, nose and mouth. We should not touch these parts of our body as we work with our hands by touching many surfaces and may be infected with the virus.
Nose or mouth; from there the germs can enter our body and make us ill.
We should follow good respiratory hygiene. The germs appear to spread by respiratory droplets or aerosols more efficiently in the environment. So we should take precautionary measures.
D. Clothes to Wear and Use
E. Clean Home
Free From Germs/ Bacteria/ Fungi/ Virus
Free From Pests
In most cases, our houses were infested by various types of pests.
We need to control the pests with a professional pest controller.
Do it at regular intervals to restrict the contamination of food.
Fresh Air Ventilation
We have to open windows to increase the amount of natural ventilation.
Inadequately ventilated rooms in which infected people spend long periods of time in close proximity.
It is in these environments that the virus appears to spread most efficiently through respiratory droplets or aerosols.
Hence, it is even more important to take precautionary measures.
Morning Sunlight (Natural Light)
Sunshine is very much important for our body. Especially morning sunrays. Sunlight can synthesis Vitamin D in the skin. Ultraviolet radiation penetrates into the epidermis and photolyzes provitamin D3 in sunlight. Sunlight can kill germs.
Always Keep Clean All the Accessories and Utilities
Frequently sanitize and disinfect surfaces especially those which are regularly touched, such as door handles, faucets, remote control, electronic devices, switchboards, computer keyboard, laptops, tablets, and phone screens.
What to Do If Someone Feels Unwell
Learn all about the symptoms of COVID-19. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, dry cough and fatigue.
Other less common symptoms that may affect some patients include loss of taste or smell, pain, headache, sore throat, nasal congestion, red eyes, diarrhea, or rash.
Even if you have mild symptoms, such as cough, headache, and mild fever, stay home and isolate yourself until you recover. Someone will bring you supplies.
If you must go out or have someone nearby, please wear a medical mask to avoid infecting others.
If you have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please contact your doctor immediately.
If possible, please call first and follow the instructions of the local health department.
Keep up to date with the latest information from trusted sources such as the World Health Organization or local and national health authorities.
Local and national governments and public health agencies are best suited to advise people in your area on what measures should be taken to protect themselves.