Covid-19 is one the deadliest pandemic to hit mankind in over a century. Such was the situation that all of a sudden, the whole world came to a standstill. Busy roads were completely deserted; schools and universities shut down; offices shut down; businesses suffered and ultimately – mankind suffered.
In the blink of an eye, everything changed. The uncertainty only added to the dilemma – what if the virus never dies? Would the world be locked away in their homes? Would we ever go back to a pre-covid world?
There were so many questions and the answer – well, no one could tell. Although time does heal all wounds, we still need to be extra cautious with such a deadly virus still breeding and multiplying among us. And that’s the need of the hour!
Sanitizing Habit for Young Children
As we all know that, children are vulnerable and restless. Hence, you must keep them in check at all times. Using harsh disinfectants might be necessary to clean your home. But it is important to keep them away from children. Disinfectants contain harmful toxic alcohol and various other chemicals.
This can cause respiratory issues among children, especially those with asthma or other lung issues. The NSW Australian Government had earlier issued safety guidelines for disinfecting children. Using a mild soap to wash a child’s hand is effective and safe. Constant supervision of children – cleaning their toys, avoiding hand-to-mouth contact, and teaching the basics of hygiene can also go a long way in cutting the chain of infection.
Cleaning an Infected House
When it comes to the actual disease, some people have life-threatening symptoms, while others are asymptomatic. So, the immediate POA would be to isolate the ones who are affected by Covid-19.
The next step is to conduct a deep cleaning of the house. Even if the family member is in isolation, it is imperative to disinfect the house every day. The CDC has issued beneficial guidelines on how to effectively disinfect your home.
When disinfecting an infected house make sure to wear a PPE kit and shower immediately. Make sure to not come in contact with the infected individual and get yourself tested to be safe.
Using Organic Products
Although natural cleaning products can be safe, they are not completely effective. However, it is advisable to use organic products along with the regular ones. Lemon is proven to effectively fight against bacteria and fungi. Using essential oils around the house may help in boosting overall immunity.
- Eucalyptus Globulus to help in relieving respiratory illness
- Rosemary as an antibacterial
- Tea Tree to help in fighting infections
- Clove to help in cell regeneration and boosting the immune system
Unfortunately, covid-19 has become a part and parcel of our lives. This is a new normal and we will have to learn to live in this unfamiliar world. You cannot just leave everything all of a sudden now, can you?
Therefore, it is better to accept the situation and plan your life around it by taking all the precautions. Stay safe, wear your masks, get vaccinated, and break the chain!