COVID-19 has affected people across the world and countries are going on lockdown to inhibit the contagion infection. 22nd March 2020 (Janata Curfew) marked the beginning of lockdown in India as well.
Most of the states have announced boundary lockdown, and have halted public transportation. And, the pattern is going to continue for a few more weeks at least.
Amidst this dire situation, people are adopting novel ways to complete most of their work and routine activities from their home.
Taking this self-quarantine drive one step ahead, we are sharing some smart health tips. Using them, you can fulfil the medical attention requirements from your home.
Before we begin, please remember, these health tips are for general well-being. In case you need expert medical attention and feel any symptoms of COVID-19, please contact the medical authorities immediately.
Smart Health Tips for keeping up with the Coronavirus Lockdown:
1. Consult Doctors Online
Enjoy the benefits offered by online medical websites and consult the doctors online to resolve minor health issues. Instead of visiting your regular doctors for routine checkups, make a call and consult from your home.
Almost all the medical websites are offering huge discounts these days to contribute their bit in the lockdown. You can also use Medlife Offers and consult experts for FREE.
2. Test Samples from your home
Many people are taking precautions and getting themselves tested in general. Full-body checkups and regular tests require lab testing.
Instead of going to a diagnostic lab for sample submission, you can schedule the sample collection online. Take proper precautions and restrict the touch with the person coming for the sample collection.
Don’t forget to sanitize your hands, or the body part touched during sample collection. And, don’t panic if you have individual symptoms such as cough or fever. They can be allergic or common flu.
Ensure proper testing so as to avoid delaying medical treatment. Medlife Offers are also available for sample collection from home and for checkups from home.
3. Take good-quality supplements
If you are taking some natural immunity boosters such as herbal extracts etc, we recommend consulting some expert before consuming them.
Also, please don’t get carried away by the price tags. A higher price doesn’t necessarily imply high quality or vice versa. Always head the reviews and do some online research to learn more about the brand.
Opt for natural health supplements such as Giloy or Tinospora Cordifolia, Turmeric, Amla, Tulsi, Curcumin and Neem etc. You can also prepare their extracts at home to ensure safety from outdoor exposure.
4. Practise self-quarantine religiously if you are pregnant.
Being pregnant is wonderful and it comes with its own set of responsibilities and obligations. If you are pregnant, now is the time to practise self-control with strictness.
During pregnancy, your immune system is already weak making you susceptible to many common infections. COVID-19 is a highly contagious and dangerous virus.
So, in order to ensure the safety of you and your little one, please stay indoors. Make use of the online medical facilities discussed in the points above and minimize contact during your visits to doctors.
5. Take care of elderly family members
Aged people form the high-risk communities for COVID-19. If you have elderly family members, or you are yourself an aged person, then exercise precaution.
Consult expert nutritionists and take a diet plan suitable for your age. Isolate yourself from extreme natural elements. Stay away from too cold and too spicy foods.
You can also use money-saving options such as Medlife Offers to make the consultation and diet changes easier on your pockets.
The coronavirus infection in aged people is lethal. So, take proper measures to self-quarantine yourself.
6. Use proper cleaning agents for washing your hands
WHO recommends using soap and water or alcohol-based hand rubs to keep the infection at bay.
Wash your hands frequently even when they are clean. Using an electronic hand-dryer cannot sanitize your hands or help you get rid of the deadly contagion.
You have to wash your hands and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Preventing infection is the best way to fight it.
Don’t buy hoards of sanitizers for outdoor usage. Even if you have to go outdoors, carry clean water bottles with you and wash your hands with soap and water every few hours.
7. Use a mask properly
Most of the people using masks do so wrongly. When you are outside, wearing a mask offers protection to your facial passages from virus infection.
Now, when you come home or reach office, first wash your hands and then remove the mask from the back of your ears. Don’t touch the front portion of the mask. Wipe it clean with some alcohol-based cleaner and put it away for later use.
Don’t share masks with other people. Don’t forget to wear masks in crowded areas. Also, don’t equate the quality of a mask with its price. You can find decent masks for as much as INR 200, and they are effective to offer protection against COVID-19.
8. Wear the gloves properly.
If you are considering wearing gloves exercise precaution. You can catch the infection even after wearing gloves as the virus can spread to the exposed areas as you touch them.
So, wash your gloves after every use and sanitize them if you have to use them before washing. Dispose of them if they cannot be washed or sanitized.
Amidst all the scare and confusion, don’t let humanity leave your hearts and be kind and considerate to each other. Respect the quarantine rules and obey the lockdown.
Avoid travelling as much as you can and oblige with the regulations in case you feel any symptom of Coronavirus.
We hope these health tips for lockdown-friendly medical attention prove beneficial to all the readers. For more information on COVID-19 measures and tips, please visit the government medical portals.