dangolka (CBS) — Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. In case you have a query for Dr. Mallika, e mail her or message her on Fb or Twitter.
Dr. Mallika is providing her greatest recommendation, however as all the time seek the advice of your private physician earlier than making any selections about your private well being.
“I discovered I’ve been utilizing hand sanitizer that has been recalled. I’ve thrown it away. How anxious ought to I be?” -Eileen
The FDA has warned that dozens of hand sanitizers that will comprise a poisonous substance referred to as methanol. Substantial publicity to this chemical could cause nausea, vomiting, complications and in extreme instances blindness, seizures, and dying. In case you have had no signs and you’ve got thrown out the recalled merchandise, you in all probability don’t want to fret. However name your physician if in case you have issues.
“Do we all know how lengthy somebody has the illness if they’re asymptomatic?” -Deb
We don’t but know the way lengthy somebody could proceed to shed the virus in the event that they don’t have any signs or how infectious that individual may very well be. Hopefully, we’ll achieve extra readability as scientists proceed to review this.
Barbara says she needs to satisfy a buddy for lunch at an outside restaurant in New Hampshire however wonders if she might want to self-quarantine when she returns to Massachusetts.
As of July 1, when you journey to New Hampshire and a number of other different states like Vermont, Maine, New York, and New Jersey, you do not want to self-quarantine once you return to Massachusetts.
“I’m a college bus driver and I’m questioning if I ought to be sporting a face defend whereas driving a college bus. I’m afraid of contracting the virus by my eyes.” -Sharon
It in all probability isn’t obligatory. I’m undecided if a face defend may intervene along with your skill to drive. You can contemplate sporting glasses as an alternative which may present some safety. However most essential is for each the bus driver and kids over 2 to put on face masks to guard each other from respiratory droplets.