What is to be done to avoid Common Infections:
Whenever there is out brake of Gastro-enteritis use boiled water and use of package drinking water is encouraged. Whatever water filters you are using without UV Light may not be effective in prevention of the viral disease.
After hand washing use of dry towel or disposable paper or hand dryer is recommended rather than wet towel.
All utensils need to be properly washed and dried. Use of wet towel for moping the plates and spoon is to be discouraged as is seen in many households. As per study of WHO it has been found that kitchen sinks and taps are the biggest source of harmful bacteria in the kitchen. Use of liquid detergents is recommended and dirty scrubs are to be avoided. Change the scrub very often, it cost only ‘5/-. It will save lots of money on medicines which you may be paying.
|Hand washing Techniques
Remember common disease virus and bacterial are very sensitive to sun light or heat and a little exposure is enough to kill them. At the first sign of Gastro-enteritis, one should be taking small quantity of water mixed with some salt and sugar, this absorbs as quickly as in case of ORS. You can make ORS at home also. Use of lime water is to be encouraged. Aerated pressurized bottles are better when compared with non-aerated bottles. Always check the expiry date before using the product. Preserved food or juice Canes are not to be used at all if puffed or leaking what ever the expiry date is, it is highly toxic food.
Eating Gol-gappa and chat in the market especially during rain is to be avoided. Best is to bring dry golgappa from the market and make your own jalzeera or aam panna and sattu in hygienic conditions.
(Author – Dr.C.M.Bhagat is a Medical Director of Bhagat Hospital Pvt. Ltd.)