They are all around us and always have been. They were first discovered in the 1890s and scientists have been investigating them ever since. Most of us know they are harder for us to kill – they don’t respond to general antibiotics. Viruses need specifically targeted anti-viral substances to kill them. Viruses also have the ability to evolve and differenitate very fast so it is hard for modern science to keep up with them.
How do we protect ourselves from them?
In one word – hygiene. This is nothing new. We need to practicing good hygiene at all times. Washing hands, staying home when we’re sick, throwing tissues in to the bin and washing hankies, washing our clothes regularly and drying them in the sun (when it comes out), keeping household surfaces (such as door handles, taps and bench tops) clean and of course, keeping our hands away from our face as much possible.
Did you know the main purpose of the face masks for the latest corona virus is to prevent you contaminating yourself? The most common way we get sick is by touching contaminated items (hand rails, taps, phones etc) and then putting our hands into our mouth or rubbing our eyes. The germs then make their way into our body through these openings and multiply and make us sick. Therefore the face mask is prevent you putting your hands near your mouth or your nose.
The most important place to stop any transfer is obviously our hands. They need to be kept clean as often as possible. Just washing them can keep them free of contaminants. It doesn’t matter if there is no soap or you can’t buy any at the shops at the moment, just wash them. Remember the songs or rhymes you learnt as kids to teach you how and for how long to scrub them for? That can be just as helpful in keeping your hands clean.
There is no hand sanitiser, or soap for that matter, that will kill all the germs on your hands and skin. These days we are also aware that our skin houses good bacteria and we don’t want to kill them all off either. Hand sanitiser is very useful when you don’t have access to a sink to wash your hands, or you don’t have access to clean water or clean sinks. It is NOT a substitute for washing your hands regularly.
Commercial hand sanitisers
Hand Sanitisers you buy at the shops are often (if not always) alcohol based. They should never be used on broken skin or skin with any sores or rashes. It is also recommended that they are kept well away from children.
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