Cough is the main way you can spread viruses and bacteria. Particles removed by coughing can be projected at a distance of a few meters, reaching the surfaces around you. Also, using the hand to stop the cough is not a method recommended by specialists, because pathogens can remain on the hand, infecting any touch. How to cough correctly to avoid the risk of spreading viruses and bacteria?
In the cold season, flu, colds and viruses are much more common and spread easily. The main way viruses spread is improper coughing. Most people try to stop the particles removed using their hand, such as a barrier. However, this method is not safe because viruses and bacteria can remain on the surface of the skin and transfer to the affected surfaces. How to cough correctly to avoid this risk?
Specialists recommend making sure we have strong immunity, first of all. The immune system is responsible for how the body reacts to infection with a possible pathogen, and the stronger it is, the better it will fight to eliminate it.
Here is the advice of the pediatric pneumology doctor, Mihai Craiu, according Digi24.
“Three things can be done. One, most importantly, wash your hands. Second, let’s cough correctly. So let’s cough at the elbow, because we’re not putting this one on the doorknob or another child. Third, let’s dress appropriately. “
Doctors also recommend that immunity be provided by food, not by dietary supplements and vitamins found in pharmacies. The body needs natural sources to obtain and synthesize vitamins and minerals that strengthen immunity. Thus, a balanced lifestyle and a proper diet are essential for the immune system.
Supplements and pharmaceuticals are recommended only if these nutrients cannot be provided by diet alone. In this case, seek medical advice before taking any treatment.
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