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If you are showing any signs or symptoms of fever, cold or flu please remain home and contact your family doctor. Self-quarantine is necessary to protect others. Please stay in contact with your doctor, family and friends during your illness.
IMPORTANT: Plese wear masks when in public. This virus can remain airborne for at least three hours from others coughing and sneezing. This means you can become compromised should you inhale these airborne particles. Making a mask can help protect you from inhalation of these particles and keep you from infecting others if you are a symptomatic (carrying but not showing signs of the virus). Making a mask is easy. Some require no sewing. All that is needed is a bandana or handkerchief and hair ties or rubber bands. There are numerous You Tube videos you can easily reference. It is important to make the mask waterproof to some degree so be sure to add a layer of plastic (one layer from a baggie cut to size) placed between the cotton cloth and a layer of paper towel or hepa filter if you are lucky enough to have such on hand. These can be washed daily and a new plastic/paper insert added with each use.
This Virus remains highly contagious and with constant mutations there is most likely not a vaccine that will be available any time soon if at all. There are still no vaccines for either SARS or MERS epidemics. This virus spreads rapidly through coughing (airborne), physical contact or objects contaminated by infected individuals which can be a symptomatic (no signs of infection). As a precautionary protocol, keep your hands away from your face, especially eyes, nose and mouth as this is how this virus most easily enters the body.
Washing your hands for at least 20 seconds with either warm or cold water can greatly help to keep the virus from spreading. Make sure to get between your fingers and under your nails. Soap breaks the capsule structure which the dormant virus is conatined within. Once this is outer housing is broken the virus' cycle is interrupted.
Hand sanitizing frequently is also important. Use Purell if at all possible as this is the only hand sanitizer mass produced having no carcinogens contained in it. If hand sanitizer is unavailable, make a solution of 70% rubbing alcohol to 30% water. This can be sprayed on the hands and used to wipe frequently used surfaces such as keys, phones, light switches, glasses (not the lenses), door handles (including cars), countertops, computer key boards (spray onto a cloth first then wipe down), pens, etc. Carry a little spray bottle with you and have one in the car to wipe down the indoor handles, steering wheel and dials/buttons on your dashboard. If alcohol is unavailable, hydrogen peroxide can also be used as a disinfectant.
When in public, keep a respectful distance by staying at least 6 feet or more from other individuals. Shaking hands, hugging and sharing food and drinks with others should be restricted.
Improve your immune system by getting plenty of rest, eating good foods, drinking plenty of water and begin taking 1000 mg of vitamin C two to three times daily. A better, stronger immune system will be better equipped to fight off this and other viruses. walk outside, get some sunshine and consider meditation or journal to help manage anxiety. Stress can be impactful to the immune system.
Please see the various links below to find helpful information for strengthening the immune system and for homeopathic remedies that have been helpful should you be exposed to the virus. The remedy I am suggesting is Bryonia 30C to be taken if any signs of flu are evident or if you are in a household with individuals infected with this virus. Taking one or two pillets or drops every 3-4 hours while symptomatic. The remedy will assist with lifting symptoms so the body can focus on healing itself. There are a few others that might be of assistance if symptoms are variable from Bryonia.
TIME TO BRING HOMEOPATHY IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS, Say Experts
First Aid for Corona Virus
QUARANTINE - Coping
Blog series roundtable sharing helpful tips for better navigation towards health and well being during this time of physical distancing and altered home / work environments.
Homeopathy for Everyone
Tackling Covid-19 with Homoeopathy - Saptarshi Banerjea
(Definitive characteristics of individual remedies)