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National Doctor's Day 2019: Hygiene Tips From Doctors To Prevent Infections

By Sripriya Satish

From the time we were little, we would have heard of many tips from elders, teachers, friends and acquaintances about personal hygiene and its impact on our health.

But sad is the case when because of our everyday pressures on our work front we have failed to pay heed to those valuable pieces of advice and have ended up with various health issues!


In this modern world where disease-causing germs and pollution are most prevalent, it's time we wake up to the ways in keeping ourselves healthy by following these golden rules, laid down by experts in the field of medicine, which I have tried to list out.

Come on readers let us try to enlighten ourselves once again with these valuable basic hygiene tips and try to shield ourselves from the innumerable disease-causing agents surrounding us.

As the National Doctors Dayis just around, Dr H Paramesh, Bangalore based well known Pediatric Pulmonologist and Chairman, Lakeside Centre For Health Promotion stresses on a few of the golden rules to prevent infections. Have a look.


Golden Rule 1# Avoid Eating Foods That Are Kept In The Open:

How many times have we seen flies and other insects hovering around the eatables which are uncovered? Doctors suggest that this is the easiest way where cross contamination occurs when the disease-causing bacteria is transferred from these pests to the food.

Why not take a simple initiative of covering our food and keeping the rodents and pests away!


Golden Rule 2# Cover Your Mouth While Coughing:

How annoying is it to see some people coughing without covering their mouths? This is another easy way for the germs to spread! Doctors suggest these simple tips while coughing or sneezing:

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