coronavirus (COVID-19) has gone further than we’ve expected and it’s about the time to learn more about it to avoid it and prevent it from reaching the people you love. In this article we will provid information about coronavirus and demostrate how dentists prepare for the coronavirus.
What Is Coronaviruse?
Among humans, coronavirus infections most often occur during the winter months and early spring. People regularly become ill with a cold due to a coronavirus and may catch the same one about 4 months later.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others that circulate among animals, including camels, cats, and bats.
World Health Organization declares the outbreak of the new coronavirus is a pandemic, get live updates at WHO twitter profile.
The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ontario including Halton Region in general and Milton city in specific.
36 Confirmed cases in Ontario as of March 10th, 2020. None of these cases were in Milton. Check all areas in Canada with confirmed cases as of March 10, 2020.
Learn more about how the Ministry of Health is preparing for the 2019 novel coronavirus in Ontario. Find out how to protect yourself, what to do if you’re sick after you travel and how to recognize possible symptoms.
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What Are Coronaviruse Symptoms?
Just like a cold or flu symptoms usually set in from 2–4 days after a coronavirus infection and are typically mild. However, symptoms vary from person-to-person, and some forms of the virus can be fatal. The symptoms include:
- runny nose
- fever in rare cases
- sore throat
- exacerbated asthma
How Do We Avoid Coronavirus At Milton Central Family Dentistry?
The risk of coronavirus or other viruses transmission is diminished substantially through the strict use of Routine Practices for infection prevention and control. Our dental hygienists At Milton Central Family Dentistry perform the procedures of Protocol for Dental Hygienists strictly to prevent the opportunity for the patient to be exposed to the coronavirus transmission.
View the dental hygienists practice guidelines and protocol in Ontario.
Every staff at Milton Central follows the Standard Precautions guidelines when it comes to practice of dentistry. Even before coronavirus outbrake, it’s a routine part of our dentists’ practice and the precautions are in compliance with CDC guidelines.
All dental hygienists need to assess whether their practice has the capacity to safely conduct a clinical dental hygiene examination, in a true emergency situation, for clients at risk of having COVID-19.
All suspected cases MUST be reported to the local Public Health Unit in Milton to determine next steps.
How to cure Coronaviruse?
Scientists cannot easily cultivate human coronaviruses in the laboratory unlike the rhinovirus, which is another cause of the common cold. There is no cure, so treatments include self-care and over-the-counter (OTC) medication. People can take several steps, including:
- resting and avoiding overexertion
- drinking enough water
- avoiding smoking and smoky areas
- taking acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or naproxen for pain and fever
- using a clean humidifier or cool mist vaporizer
- A doctor can diagnose the virus responsible by taking a sample of respiratory fluids, such as mucus from the nose, or blood.
How to avoid COVID-19?
Protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19 by following a good respiratory hygiene:
- Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
- Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth because hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
- Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover.
- Avoiding visits to medical clinics to allow these facilities operate effectively and help protect you and others from possible COVID-19.
What to do if you don’t feel well?
- If you develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical advice promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition.
- Call in advance and tell your health care provider of any recent travel or contact with travelers to allow your to quickly direct you to the right health facility like Milton District Hospital. This will also help to prevent possible spread of COVID-19 and other viruses. Here’s the Directions to Milton District Hospital in case
Visiting a Dentist or a Doctor
Is it safe to visit a dentist during the virus outbreak?
Choosing not to visit a dentist because you are concerned about getting infected with the coronavirus is a wise decision.