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Combating Respiratory Illness

Fight Off Viruses: Respiratory Illness

As we fight off the season’s infections or respiratory illness, it’s important to protect others from ourselves. Seeking medical attention to check on your condition is one way to stay protected and getting the respiratory care you need.

We’re sure you’ve seen coverage of one of the latest emerging diseases out of China: the Coronavirus. 

While the virus is considered in its early stages of spreading, it’s becoming a growing health concern as places like China are regulating travel to stop its transmission.

According to the World Health Organization, the people most severely at risk for contracting it are those who are chronically ill and elderly patients – particularly those with respiratory issues like asthma, diabetes, or heart disease.

As more cases pop up around the world, taking measures to keep yourself protected and healthy is now more important than ever.

How to Protect Yourself:

Don’t Touch Your Face

From touching our desk at work to just opening a door at home, we can pick up germs anywhere. 

Avoiding contact with your eyes, nose, and mouth is crucial so you don’t give the virus by mistake.

Wash Your Hands

The easiest, surefire way to keep yourself protected from germs is by washing your hands frequently with soap and water. 

Utilizing a hand sanitizer is also important to remember to help eliminate any virus on your hands.

Respiratory Hygiene

Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. 

Make sure your tissue waste is discarded and away from other objects and people.

Check on Yourself

If you or a loved one starts showing what could seem like symptoms of the disease, it’s best to head to the doctor. 

At South Coast Post Acute, a combination of world-class treatment paired with exceptional care for patients has been at the forefront of what we do for more than 40 years. 

While under our care, patients receive the kind of care that we would want for our own loved ones.

Because we have teams of nurses available 24/7, medicine physicians, specialists, and more, your loved one will get the care they need to get well – and stay well. 

This includes vaccinations, hygiene, respiratory illness, and health checkups to make sure they’re in the clear as viruses, like the Coronavirus, are top of mind.

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