Home Health Are you doing your best to stay protected from common flu?

Are you doing your best to stay protected from common flu?

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Are you doing your best to protect yourself from the common flu? (Photo: IANSLIFE)

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NEW DELHI – With everyone else in the city complaining of flu and colds, wearing a mask might be the best thing you can do for yourself and others around you. By continuing to use a mask when you feel symptoms, you are taking care of your home and those close to you by limiting the spread of infection. Wearing a mask can actually reduce your chances of getting infected.

Many infectious diseases such as influenza, SARS and Covid-19 are transmitted through respiratory droplets exhaled by an infected person. There are different viruses that cause these infections, and they tend to spread when an infected person breathes, talks, or coughs. Wearing a high quality non-valve mask greatly reduces your chances of transmitting that infection to others. It becomes even more important when there are older people with disease, says Dr. SC Ajmani, a general internist.

In fact, studies show that a single cough can produce up to 3000 droplets. Wearing a mask means that the mask contains the wearer’s bacteria and blocks the transmission route of airborne infections, thus assisting in infection control by blocking the source of infection. In particular, it has the advantage of not infecting more vulnerable people, such as the elderly, small children, and people with weakened immune systems.

Also, whenever you visit germ-heavy areas such as hospitals, clinics, and laboratories, it’s a good idea to wear a mask, as you’re going to an area with a high incidence of infection. effort and easy to add to your daily life.

The type of mask you wear plays a big role in how effective it actually is in limiting the spread of infection. Choose masks (N-95 or FFP2 S) over cloth or surgical masks recommended. A study by the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Germany found that fitting FFP2 and N95 masks offer an astounding 75 times more protection than surgical masks. BIS approved FFP2 S masks like Savlon provide protection from viruses, bacteria, dust, pollution, allergens and pollen (>= 0.3 microns). These masks provide 95% protection from particle aerosols >= 0.3 microns. These masks have electrostatically charged meltblown filters that provide advanced filtration compared to regular masks. These masks are also tested for comfort and skin compatibility. The Savlon FFP2 S mask is BIS certified. Each batch undergoes rigorous testing for quality performance and potency in accordance with BIS regulations. Wearing a good quality, well-fitting mask can greatly reduce the effects of viruses, bacteria, dust, pollution, pollen, and allergens, contributing to your overall health.

Makeup should become a conscious choice to protect the health of yourself and others. It’s a natural instinct to wear a mask, even if it is. In addition, of course, it should always be accompanied by other hygiene practices, such as washing hands, disinfecting clothes, especially during the winter months, and maintaining good home hygiene. (IANS)


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