The team at Blossoms Healthcare involved me in a new project to share health tips for the travellers.
As you travel with your little ones, we can not prevent them from interacting with other people. Contact with others is one way to get infected with strange viral diseases like the reported MERS-Cov or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus or even the usual flu. It is highly important that we know good hygiene practices to prevent getting infected.
Here are some good practices that we all need to learn especially while travelling:
Wash hands frequently. It is no longer enough to just wash hands before meals, hand washing should be a habit. You should wash your hands right after sneezes, coughs or from bathroom trips.
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Use single use tissues for wiping your nose. Don’t re-use tissues.
Do not share cups, glasses, dishes or cutlery.Virus can spread through saliva.
For us moms, here are some additional reminders as well:
Make sure the room has enough ventilation.
Consider bringing hand sanizters for emergency use.
If any member of your family is sick, please ensure that that person stays home. Cancel or post travels during this period.
Make sure vaccinations of your family members are updated.
If you suspect symptoms outside of the usual, don’t hesistate to go to medical centers, clinics or hospital to ensure proper care and medication is given.
As they say, prevention is better than cure. We should be vigilant for our own protection and well-being.