How to protect ourselves?
Who else if not ourselves?! This works well when we speak of infection prevention. Even though our bodies have a lot of natural protective measures to fight infections, also microorganisms become smarter and learn how to avoid obstacles.
We can be even more cunning than the tiny infectious agents, by observing a couple of important rules in our daily lives.
- Wash hands regularly! Did you know that microbes can survive on various surfaces even up to several months? There is a multitude of various microbes on computer keyboards, kitchen, bathroom surfaces, elevator buttons. And if hands do not get washed properly and regularly, microbe colonies can enter the organism without hindrances and sometimes trigger an infection. Hands must be washed with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Knowing that running water is not always readily available, carry an alcohol-based hand disinfectant with you.
- Politeness is a good thing, but do not give your belongings to anybody, no matter how kind and helpful you want to be. Tooth brushes, towels, razors, nail clippers can be the source of many microorganisms. Children must be explained that their personal belongings should not be shared with anybody else.
- Cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing. With this simple gesture you can protect others from becoming ill. Why is it important even when it seems that you are not ill? The pathogenic microbes in cases of infections that are transmitted by droplets through the air mostly start growing and replicating before any symptoms are manifested.
- Get vaccinated. Keep track of the vaccination calendar, consult your family physician about the need for additional vaccines. Remember that no vaccine will protect 100 %, but it will certainly facilitate the recovery.
- Cook your food properly. Make sure that the food has been sufficiently thermally processed, properly stored, and that fruit and vegetables are well washed.
- Have safe sex. Use a condom to protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases.
- Do not pick your nose, rub your eyes, or put fingers in your mouth. Although it might appear self-evident, it is worth remembering that microbes like warm, humid environment (such as the nose), and with certain actions we move bacteria from one place to another, thereby spreading the infection. Be careful with daily contacts with animals. Teach children to be careful: to not approach unfamiliar pets or provoke aggression. After coming in contact with an animal, make sure to wash your hands.
- Be careful when in contact with animals. Teach children to be careful: to not approach unfamiliar pets or provoke aggression. After coming in contact with an animal, make sure to wash your hands.
- Strengthen your immune system — eat healthy food, exercise, take nutritional supplements if necessary, think positive, dedicate time for sleep and rest.
- If you have suffered a trauma, the wound must be treated and cleaned to prevent entry gate to an infection. The injury must be treated with clean hands.
If, however, you have managed to catch a virus and sore throat is bothering you, or if you have accidentally scratched a knee, it is good to remember about Furasol. It contains 100 mg Furaginum solubile for the preparation of externally used solution. It is an antibacterial product that fights the infection and prevents its development. It can also be used to treat oral cavity and throat inflammations, burns and wounds. Furasol targets most inflammation agents — bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Furasol does not lead to resistance, it works to fight staphylococci strains, which are resistant to antibiotics.
It is easy to use and it works quickly and effectively. The Furaginum solution is used for rinsing the oral cavity and throat 2–3 times per day and for treating infected wounds, burns, and festering inflammations 1–2 times per day.
If you are unsure about how to use Furasol, your pharmacist or family physicians will be able to answer your questions.