During the 21 day lockdown period, it is very important to have an at-home emergency kit ready because Emergencies can happen at any time. Due to the Corona outbreak, people are requested to stay at home and not allowed to come outside because the outbreak is at its peak. Hospitals also stopped services for the general appointments due to an increase in Corona positive cases. Doctors paying more attention to the Carona affected patients to reduce the virus spread. Now it is our responsibility to have the medical supplies readily available in the midst of an urgent situation.
Even though our country is on lockdown, you have to deal with emergency situations in a different way by keeping a first aid kit handy. We cannot expect when the emergency situation strikes to our family members like Minor cuts and bleeds. People who suffer from pre-existing health conditions and with a weakened immune system need to self medicate these days. With the commonly available medicines at home, we can get relief from some of the symptoms like Headache, body pains, Chest congestion, Cough, Fever, Electrolyte levels, and some other Stomach related issues.
You can keep a few paracetamol tablets and some cough and cold relieving medicines handy. People are also requested to use surgical masks in order to protect themselves from the Coronavirus. As per WHO guidelines, people who are suffering from symptoms like cough and cold need to wear a face mask to reduce the spreading of the Corona Virus to some extent.
By taking proper nutritious food and practicing good preventive measures like washing your hands regularly for 20 seconds with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub, maintaining social distance, keeping the surroundings clean and by not touching your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are unclean we can stay healthy during this crisis. It is very important to Stay home and self-isolate from others in the house if you feel unwell.
It is also advisable to check the previous health records and keep the prescribed medications available in your home. Taking the medicines which are not prescribed by the doctors does more damage and puts your life at greater risk. If you feel your health is deteriorating, do not go ahead and self-medicate with the first aid medications. It is better to consult a doctor and use the prescribed medicines.
Remember, in times of crisis; don’t get panic for the spread of coronavirus by hearing the news around the world. In the last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) has labelled the COVID-19 as a pandemic which means it doesn’t describe the deadliness of an illness. It is better to occupy your mind with relaxing hobbies like playing games, watching movies, doing exercise and meditation and staying in contact with people through phones. It helps the body fight the signs of stress from the roots and keeps you healthy both physically and mentally.