How You Can Lower Your Chances of Catching Coronavirus

You’ve no doubt heard about Coronavirus, the deadly virus that broke out in Wuhan, China towards the end of last year. Once contained in China, there are now new cases springing up in other countries too. It’s making even the healthiest people very ill and has no treatment, making it an imposing threat. The good news is that you can help yourself and your family to prevent being infected, all with products available here at HealthTree. The most important of these is the KF94/N94 Haze Mask. Here’s the lowdown on what Coronavirus is, the symptoms, and how to minimise your chances of catching it. Sick Child (Credits)

What is Coronavirus and how is it spread?

Also known as COVID-19, Coronavirus is a new virus that presents as a respiratory illness, with symptoms ranging from as serious as pneumonia to a small cough. Shortness of breath, fever and flu-like symptoms are other symptoms of the virus. It affects people very differently; some go downhill fast, while others feel better and recover quickly. Evidence suggests that Coronavirus spreads from person-to-person, likely through droplets from the coughs or sneezes of an infected person. Coming into close contact with someone infected with the virus, or the droplets from their sneezes or coughs is the most common way to spread Coronavirus. Touching a surface or object that an infected person has touched, and then touching your face or mouth without washing your hands, is another way that the virus tends to spread. Sick Woman Sneezing (Credits)

Preventing Coronavirus

Practising good hygiene is key to keeping yourself and your loved ones protected against infections. Be sure to:
  • use a tissue to cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough
  • not get too close to others
  • wash your hands with soap and water, and use hand sanitiser often
  • disinfect your home regularly
  • wear a suitable mask when you need to go outside.

Protective masks - the KF94/N94 Haze Mask

One of the best ways to prevent catching this virus is by using a premium KF94/N94 Haze Mask when you’re outdoors. A general dust mask doesn’t filter fine enough particles and is dangerous, unlike the Haze Mask which filters 94% of fine dust particles and 100% of regular-sized ones. KF94/N94 Haze Mask Certified by the Korean Food and Drug Administration, these masks are comfortable, easy to adjust to suit your face shape and size, simple to wash/clean, remain effective for up to 3 months, and come in a range of attractive designs. The Haze Mask is made up of five layers, consisting of:
  • eco-friendly microfibre
  • water-resistant fibre
  • PM 0.3 high-performance filter
  • activated carbon filter
  • thermal bond filter.
The Haze Mask comes in sizes for men, women and children. Check out our range of designs here.

Cleaning and disinfecting

Bosisto’s Eucalyptus Oil and the convenient Eucalyptus Spray are both some of our favourite ways to keep our homes clean and free from harmful bacteria. Eucalyptus Oil from Bosisto can be used for a variety of applications around the house, including for therapeutic use. Clean your kitchen, bathroom, floors and other hard surfaces with Bosisto’s Eucalyptus Oil and water, to disinfect, remove germs and leave your home smelling wonderful. It has been clinically proven to wipe out 99.99% of common household germs, including salmonella and e.coli - so make sure you have some in your cupboard to help combat nasty illnesses like Coronavirus! Bosisto's Eucalyptus Oil We also recommend keeping some Dettol Instant Hand Sanitiser Refresh on you at all times! For those times when you can’t wash your hands but have come into contact with germs, or it’s likely that you have, it’s handy to have. You can use your Dettol Hand Sanitiser to eliminate 99.99% of germs without needing water, making it perfect for keeping in your handbag to use before eating or after touching door handles and other hard surfaces that often carry germs. The aloe vera extract keeps your hands from drying out as well. Hand Sanitiser

Keep yourself and your family safe from the threat of Coronavirus with HealthTree

If you’re not feeling well and experiencing symptoms like those of Coronavirus, please phone your GP’s office to make an appointment and let them know. Wear your Haze Mask to keep others safe from your germs in case you do have Coronavirus, and to prevent catching it if you don’t while your immune system is weakened. With your KF94/N94 Haze Mask, Bosisto’s Eucalyptus Oil and Spray, and Dettol Hand Sanitiser, you will give yourself the best possible chance at preventing yourself from contracting Coronavirus.