Stop Infection Spreading With These Breakthrough Tips

With the need for hygiene uppermost in people’s minds these days, it’s important that we stop infection from spreading. Poor hygiene, weak immune systems, and unhealthy lifestyles are a recipe for the spread of infectious diseases.

This underscores the importance of seeking medical assistance as soon as you feel unwell. We need to do everything we can, in all settings, to prevent infection from spreading. Appropriate treatment combined with lifestyle changes and hygiene measures can help you fight off infections. Quality infectious disease care involves all these elements and more.

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Personal Hygiene To Stop Infection Spreading

Good personal hygiene is essential to protect yourself from illnesses such as flu, gastroenteritis, or the common cold. Maintaining good personal hygiene will also help stop infection spreading to other people. Be sure to wash yourself every day, especially under your armpits and around your genitals and anus. This prevents skin irritations and removes bacteria that cause body odor.

Hand Hygiene

One of the most common ways for infections to spread is through dirty hands. Germs that spread diseases can be passed on through touching surfaces, people and waste. Be sure to wash your hands and clean your nails thoroughly with soap and water throughout the day. Handwashing is especially important after visiting the bathroom, handling pets, blowing your nose, touching a sick person, and before meals.

Respiratory Hygiene

To stop infection from spreading you need to have good oral hygiene to avoid bad breath. Oral health problems in adults include untreated tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss. It’s good practice to brush and floss your teeth regularly to reduce gum disease. In older people receding gums expose softer root surfaces to decay-causing bacteria. Regular dental visits will help prevent tooth decay and maintain oral hygiene. Always cover your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing to prevent infection growing.

Boost Your Immune System To Stop Infection From Spreading

A healthy immune system can defeat invading pathogens, but to function well, it requires balance and harmony. No single medicine or measure will boost your immune system and stop infection from spreading.

However, engaging in stress busting activities, eating a healthy diet, and having a good sleep routine can make a big difference. Avoid smoking, drink alcohol only in moderation, eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, and maintain a healthy weight. Exercise can contribute to a healthy immune system by promoting good circulation.

We at Fairview Rehab & Nursing Home in Queens, NY, offer infectious disease care, IV therapy, wound care, in- and outpatient rehabilitation therapies and more besides. Our affable but highly skilled staff follow procedures and processes to prevent infection and viruses and stop them from spreading. Do contact us today to find out more about in- and outpatient physical, occupational, speech and other therapy. Our receptionist is always available to answer or direct your calls as necessary.

This article contains informational and educational materials and does not replace health or medical advice. For questions or concerns regarding your medical condition or health objectives, speak to a qualified physician or healthcare provider.