02 Apr What is the best oral hygiene that will decrease your chances of getting sick with coronavirus?
First you need to keep your mouth clean and healthy. You should brush your teeth properly and floss afterward. A good practice also includes gargling twice a day with an antiseptic and good quality mouthwash.
Some people wonder “Will my exposure to the virus immediately make me sick?”
The answer is it depends on your immune system.
This is why you need to keep yourself healthy. Keep in mind that the nCoV 2019 does not last with oxidation. Thus, you should use a mouth rinse with 1% hydrogen peroxide, which is an oxidative agent. Another option is 0.2% povidone. These help improve your oral health and protection from the virus.
You also need to be attentive to keeping your tongue clean. As the ACE2 is a primary host cell receptor of this virus, you need to reduce these receptors in your tongue’s epithelial cells. Scraping your tongue with the right tool is very important to ensuring optimum defense against this disease.
General Hygiene Practices
Be sure to avoid touching entry portals on your face such as your mouth, nose, and eyes.
Keep your hands clean with warm water and soap.
If you need to blow your nose, be gentle with doing so. Avoid using irrigating devices such as neti pots. These can only force these harmful viruses into your nose.
Soap is great for lifting away germs from your skin’s surface. If you don’t have soap available, you can use a hand sanitizer. However, be sure that it contains 60% alcohol at the very least to take effect.
Lastly, stay away from crowded places. Be sure there are no people breathing or sneezing on you. When outside, you should stand a few feet away from people.