Medical Advice on How to Prevent Covid-19

Health - Vietnam: April 3, 2020

Drink plenty of hot liquids.

Don’t bring the streets to the sheets!

Eat smart and boost your immune system.

The country is on lockdown. But it’s not enough to just simply stay at home. See below some important information and advice from Medical Professionals about the COVID-19 virus (aka Coronavirus) and how to keep it at bay ...

Chinese medical experts now understand the behaviour of the COVID-19 virus thanks to autopsies that have been carried out. The COVID-19 virus is characterised by:

Obstructing respiratory pathways with thick mucus that solidifies and blocks the airways and lungs.

It has been discovered that during this time of prevention, in order to apply medicine correctly you need to open and unblock these airways in order for the medication to take effect. However, all of this takes a number of days.

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Recommendations on how to prevent COVID-19 and what you can do to safeguard yourself and your families are ...

Drink plenty of hot liquids

Drink plenty of hot coffee, soups, teas, and warm water. In addition, take a sip of warm water every twenty minutes. This keeps the mouth moist and washes any of the virus that has entered your mouth into the stomach where the gastric juices can neutralise the virus before it has the chance to spread to the lungs.

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Gargle daily

Gargle with an antiseptic in warm water (eg: vinegar, salt, lemon juice) everyday if possible.

Don’t bring the streets to the sheets!

The virus attaches itself to hair and clothes. Any detergent/soap kills the virus, but you must immediately take a bath/shower when you get in from the street. Avoid sitting down anywhere and go straight to the bathroom/shower. If you cannot wash your clothes daily, hang them in direct sunlight, which also neutralises the virus.

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Wash all metallic surfaces regularly

Wash all metallic surfaces very carefully, as the COVID-19 virus can remain viable on these types of surfaces for up to 9 days. In public places, take note and be extremely vigilant about touching door handles, handrails, etc. 

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Don’t smoke

We all know that smoking is bad for you. Take this opportunity to kick that bad habit to the curb for good! Maintaining and improving your respiratory health is crucial during this pandemic.

Wash your hands

Wash your hands every 20 minutes using any soap that foams. Wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds each time.

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Eat smart and boost your immune system

Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Try to elevate your Zinc levels, not only Vitamin C levels. Foods high in Zinc include meat, shellfish, legumes, nuts, seeds, whole grains, eggs, and dark chocolate.

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Maintain your overall health

Try to avoid getting the common flu. This weakens your immune system and increases your chances of catching COVID-19.

If you experience any symptoms such as fever, prolonged lethargy, shortness of breath and difficulty breathing, or a dry cough you can’t seem to shake, attack the virus immediately using the above methods. The virus can remain in the mouth and throat for 3 days before it passes into the lungs.

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Good luck to everyone, take care of yourselves, and please share this article with your friends, families, and loved ones.

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