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Some viruses are airborne. It means that coming in close contact with other people when you’re sick could lead to the transfer of your illness. Therefore, apart from taking steps to recover, you also need to find means to prevent infecting others. If you have young kids at home, they’re more vulnerable due to their weak immune system. Follow these tips to prevent spreading the disease.

Stay at home 

You can prevent infecting other people when you spend more time at home. You can’t come in close contact with others if you still have the virus or bacteria in your body. Wait until you have fully recovered before heading out of your house.

Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing

It’s easier to transmit the virus with bodily fluids. Therefore, you need to cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. You should also wear a face mask to block the fluids from getting passed on to other people. It might be uncomfortable, but you need to do it.

Clean your house

Make sure that you live in a clean environment. It helps you recover, and it also prevents others from getting sick. Make sure that you deal with surfaces first since anyone can touch them. Tell your family to always wash their hands. Don’t place their hands on their eyes or eat without washing. Being hygienic is key to preventing the spread of diseases.

Take your medicine as recommended

When you’re ill or you start to feel the symptoms, you need to see your doctor. Set an appointment or go online if you’re too busy. You can find doctors online who will assess you and provide a prescription. You don’t even have to go to a pharmacy. Your medicine will be delivered directly to your place. As long as you take the medicine on time, and as prescribed, you will easily recover. You can prevent the spread of the disease once you’re no longer sick. If your doctor told you to use antifungal nail paint to stop the fungal infection, you need to use it until required to stop. Otherwise, the problem could come back.

Prepare food safely

Make sure that you don’t prepare the food at home when you’re sick. The person doing it needs to thoroughly wash their hands and clean all the ingredients. Avoid eating raw foods for now. Most viruses and bacteria get killed at a high temperature. Therefore, thoroughly cooking your food will help.

Avoid sexual contact 

You need to abstain while you’re sick. Even if you don’t lose your sexual appetite, it’s best that you don’t have sexual or intimate contact with anyone. It will only make things worse for both of you. Even kissing could result in the transmission of the virus.

You will feel guilty if you infect others with your illness. Therefore, you need to follow these tips and stay safe. You have to be responsible and remain concerned about other people’s wellness.

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