Staying at home isn’t enough, keep it clean too: Preventing Coronavirus

preventing coronavirus

Home! Sounds like a safe place. But, does it keep you 100% safe from coronavirus? The answer is NO!

Well, it’s true that the new Coronavirus doesn’t come knocking at your door, but it can certainly find its way to your house without you even noticing it. This is why cleaning your home, your things and yourself frequently is as important as staying indoors. 

Here’s all you need to know about killing the killer – coronavirus inside your house:

  1. Take time to Clean & disinfect your house: There’s a difference between the two.
    Cleaning is removing just the dirt.
    Disinfecting, on the other hand, is using chemicals to kill germs, bacteria & viruses.
  2. Cleaning doesn’t kill coronavirus completely, disinfectant does. Stock up enough disinfectants.
    Note down the instruction on how long the product should remain on the surface.
    Avoid mixing cleaning products, it might turn ineffective.
  3. Your phone goes everywhere with you, so there are high chances that it picks up germs along the way. Clean its surface with alcohol wipes frequently to avoid infections.
  4. Clean commonly touched areas daily. This includes –
    Light switches,
    TV remotes,
    Chairs handle,
    Taps and many more! Identify and clean them.
  5. Maintain enough hygiene when it comes to cooking.
  6. Wash your hands frequently and make sure people coming from outside wash their hands too before touching anything in your home. Does Your Hand Sanitizer Effectively Kill Coronavirus? 10 Things You Might Not Know About.
  7. Never let your bathrooms go uncleaned. Prioritize it over others.
  8. Frequently clean all the bathroom surfaces, including the toilet, shower and sink.
  9. Separate toothbrushes from each other.
  10. Wash towels regularly, each one gets a towel. Don’t share them.
  11.  Leave “dirty” items at the door. “. Take off your shoes, slippers and keep them at the doorway or garage.
  12. Change your clothes once you reach home after a long time.
  13. Clean your keyboard and mouse frequently.
  14. Wash your clothes with water that is hotter-than-usual to reduce bacteria.
  15. Living in a shared area? Use a paper towel or tissue to open doors or push elevator buttons.
  16. In spite of taking all the precautions, having coronavirus symptoms, but scared to visit a clinic? Teleconsult our doctor today!

We can’t control the cleanliness of what we touch outside, But within our home, it’s a possibility, isn’t it?


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Dr Jisha Gomez

She is a highly skilled dermatology physician with strong expertise in improving skin & hair health through the development of corrective treatment combinations. She completed her Post-graduate Diploma in Dermatology from Cardiff, UK & Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine (FAM) from the Institute of Laser and Aesthetic Medicine, Delhi with over 5+ years experience treating skin patients. She has worked in Government hospitals in Trivandrum and Bangalore. She is actively involved in creating awareness for healthy skin, breaking the social stigma based on skin colour & stopping steroid abuse in our country.