Hand washing steps include wetting the hands with running water, applying and rubbing soap to all surfaces of hands, wrists, fingertips, and fingernails for at least 20 seconds, and rinsing the hands with clean water. Then use a towel to dry the wet hand.
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Why do I have symptoms like fever, rash, and stomach pain?
Query: Hi doctor, I suffer from jaundice and typhoid. I have vomiting, high fever, rashes, drowsiness, and stomach pain. Whenever I consult the doctor, he gives me medicines. I do not understand, and I am confused whether he gives tablets for jaundice and typhoid or whether he provides tablets for cough, ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, jaundice is a symptom, and typhoid fever is a diagnosis. Jaundice is a state in the human body in which there is an increase in bilirubin (produced in the liver) level causing yellowish discoloration of sclera and skin. I am not sure whether you have typho... Read Full »
How can I improve my immunity against pneumonia?
Query: Hello doctor, How can I improve my immunity for pneumonia since I already had it five times? Once when I was a kid, thrice in high school and currently at college. Please help. Read Full »
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Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pneumonia is a lung infection. It is a serious problem if you do not care about it in timely. You get pneumonia due to infection with bacteria, virus or fungus or if your immunity goes down. You said you had pneumonia five times in your lifetime. As you had it with ... Read Full »
How to choose a high-quality hand sanitizer for my institution?
Query: Hi doctor, What should I look for in a good quality hand sanitizer? In what concentration, consistency, and components should we buy in bulk for our institution? Is it essential to wash one's hands before eating meals, or is it fine to use sanitizer instead? Is it hazardous to health? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) is an effective hand sanitizer. Similarly, you can use Ethanol with Isopropyl alcohol (Tru Saniz) as a hand sanitizer. Yes, it would be best to always wash your hands before eating. Read Full »
How far should a person maintain distance while sneezing, even with a mask?
Query: Hello doctor,Is someone wearing a mask and sniffing turning back where a person without a mask is present at 1 or 2 feet distance transfer any infection? Can you get the virus from them? How do hugs work if one adult has a mask and the other adult does not? How far should they be from each other? Do... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are possible risks of transmission when you are out in the open. There are claims and counter claims to that with 100s of studies and publications to that effect. The common finding in all these studies is that wearing masks, especially with standardized filtr... Read Full »
I am at risk of COVID-19 due to overweight with high BP. What precautions should I follow?
Query: Hi doctor, My question is about COVID-19. I am very worried about this virus. I am 29 years old and my job is essential so I am still out in the field. I am overweight and take medications for high blood pressure including Lisinopril and Metoprolol. Everything I read said this puts me at way more o... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Certain important points that can be put to good use by you: 1. Wear a surgical mask or an N95 mask (it is a little suffocating) when you go out to work. 2. Make sure to not touch any part of your face, ears, or head after touching any object outside your house. If yo... Read Full »