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COVID-19: A guide made for your safety on how to handle the Coronavirus pandemic

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In the light of the coronavirus pandemic, we want to announce to you that, as our motto says, we, here at Mediwhere, put our patients first. In this article, we would like to inform you about COVID-19 and about the measures that you should take to ensure your protection and your family’s protection.

What is COVID-19?

According to NHS, COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus. It is a disease that affects mostly the elderly and people with underlying chronic medical conditions such as heart diseases, lung diseases, diabetes, AIDS, but it is not exclusive.

This doesn’t mean that if you are not in this category that you should overlook the illness.  Even with mild symptoms, the illness can still be a problem to you and to your closed ones.

How does it spread?

The virus spreads from person-to-person, between people who are standing close to each other or by droplets (respiratory droplets produced by people who cough and sneeze) which can come in the proximity of people’s mouths and noses who are nearby or that can fall on objects and touched by others.

What are the symptoms?

The symptoms may appear 2-14 days after the exposure and they are:

–          Fever

–          Dry cough

–          Shortness of breath

According to CDC, there is a list ofemergency warning signs which include:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

What can you do to protect yourself?

  1.  Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after you have been to a public place or after you sneezed, coughed or blew your nose.
  2.  Use hand sanitizer if you cannot wash your hands at that moment. The ones with at least 60% alcohol are better.
  3.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. This is very important.
  4.  Avoid close contact with people who are sick and keep a safe distance from other people if it is possible that coronavirus is spreading in your community. The safe distance would be 2m or 6 feet.

What can you do to protect others?

  Excepting the case of seeking medical care, stay home if you are sick.

  1. Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze, either with a tissue or with the inside of your elbow. Wash your hands immediately with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.
  2. If you are sick, wear a facemask when you are in public, around people or at the doctor/ hospital. Also, the people who are caring for you should wear facemasks too. If you are not sick and if you are not in contact with sick people, you shouldn’t wear a facemask as these might be needed in some other place.
  3. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. More about this you can find on this page.

Traveling during coronavirus pandemic

Avoid traveling in this period. For the best prevention, avoid getting out of your place only for emergencies. Prevention is the key to getting rid of this illness and isolating yourself is considered a solution.

If you have traveled in the last few days to regions where there are many infected, you should isolate yourself for two weeks, in quarantine. Also, let people you interacted with know that you’ve traveled.

If you get sick, don’t panic. Call the emergency number and follow the instructions. It is important to watch any emergency warning signs that you might experience. After a quarantine of two weeks, you should also stay in your place for another two weeks. You might be still a carrier for the coronavirus or you might infect yourself again.

If you want to see more indications about traveling, you can check it out here.

What about your dental treatment or any other treatments unrelated to coronavirus or COVID-19?

You can still get any treatment that you need, but try to go to a doctor or to a dental clinic only if you have an actual emergency. You are putting yourself at risk and the medical staff too. Also, pharmacies are still opened in many countries. Use the prevention methods mentioned earlier and you should minimize the risk.

Personal note from Mediwhere

We put patients first and so, because of this, we personally advise you to not panic, to stay in your home along with your family or if you are sick, isolate yourself so that you will prevent getting others sick. Also, read carefully the indications from above, read updates and news on COVID-19 from official websites such as: CDC, gov.uk, NHS. We will be here as soon as this crisis will end. In the meanwhile, you can still check our website for prices or contact us for an analysis of your case. 

Take care of you and your close ones.

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