4 TIPS FOR PARENTS COPING WITH COVID-19
As the COVID-19 situation continues to disrupt typical family life, parents may be facing a different set of challenges.
Whether your children are young and frightened about what’s going on, teenagers coping with the loss of what’s typically the season for prom and graduation, or even young adults out on their own but struggling with the practical realities of lockdown—parent-child bonds are central to moving through this period.
Try these ways of helping your kids thrive despite COVID-19.
why exercise is so important right now
Exercise is always good for your health, but it’s especially important while many of us remain cooped up at home.
If you haven’t put exercise into your daily routine, now’s the time! No matter how you get moving, whether it’s an online class or push-ups in the middle of the day, the important thing is to get moving.
EHE Health Answers Your Questions
Can I help prevent infection by rinsing my nose with saline?
There is no evidence that rinsing with normal saline will prevent infection. It is helpful to clear the nasal passages when you are fighting a cold, but it will not prevent a respiratory illness.
Will influenza or pneumonia vaccines protect me at all?
Vaccinating for influenza or pneumonia will not protect against contracting COVID-19. However, for individuals who may be immuno-compromised (such as the elderly or patients with respiratory disease), it is recommended that they receive vaccination against influenza and pneumonia to make them less susceptible to disease in general.
Can I get COVID-19 from my pet?
There is no current evidence that companion animals like cats and dogs can get or spread COVID-19 to humans. However, since all animals can carry germs that can make people sick, it’s recommended that you practice good hygiene habits like washing your hands after interacting with pets. If you’re ill, it’s advisable that another household member care for pets while you recover.
Will COVID-19 be less dangerous when the weather gets warm?
It is currently not known whether temperature impacts the spread of COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The common cold and influenza spread more during cold weather months, and flu season typically subsides in March and April. However, since COVID-19 is a new virus, nothing should be assumed about its relationship to weather.
Will a face mask protect me?
On April 3, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new recommendation that Americans, whether or not they’re experiencing symptoms, wear a cloth face covering in public settings. The use of these face masks is intended to complement (but not replace) physical distancing guidelines. Most people can make homemade masks from their own materials. Surgical masks and N-95 respirators should be reserved for healthcare workers.
Is ibuprofen not safe for COVID-19 symptom treatment?
It is recommended to take acetaminophen (Tylenol) for high fever reduction and to prevent dehydration. There is no evidence that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including ibuprofen, are unsafe. However, some COVID-19 patients who took NSAIDs experienced side effects, and it is believed that these medications can negatively impact a patient’s immune system.
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