How to prevent the infection?01 Jun, 2021 | 09:05
Doctors should guide a Covid-19 patient about how to look for its early signs. At the hospitals, doctors and nurses should check for the symptoms in patients being treated with steroids or other immunosuppressive agents.
Besides, it takes around 4 weeks for the steroids’ effect to wear off. So, it is important to keep oneself protected during this time. Patients should avoid visiting damp and dusty places for a few weeks post Covid recovery. If it is unavoidable, wear a three-ply mask, gloves, and fully cover your legs and arms.
keep Covid-19 patients’ oxygen mask and canula sterile to prevent mucormycosis.
It is necessary to keep a regular check on water used in oxygenation for any possible contamination.
Dr Arun Sharma, Director, NIIRNCD-ICMR and Community Medicine Expert