Hand Sanitizer Lasting? Dr. Mallika Marshall Solutions Covid-19 Questions – CBS dangolka

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dangolka (CBS) – Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. When you have a query for Dr. Mallika, electronic 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.
After one makes use of hand sanitizer, how lengthy does the safety final? Are you able to safely go right into a retailer and never fear about selecting up germs as you contact issues? – David from Milford
As soon as hand sanitizer dries in your palms, it has executed its job, killing a lot of the germs. However as quickly as you contact one thing else like a doorknob or a unclean tissue, your palms can get contaminated once more. So, you should use extra hand sanitizer each time you contact one thing that may very well be dirty.
Is it secure to dine indoors seated throughout from somebody you don’t reside with? – Antonette
I don’t assume it’s a good suggestion to dine at an indoor restaurant, whether or not you’re with folks you reside with or not, particularly when you’re at excessive threat. It’s arduous to distance your self from others inside, sitting at a desk, and it’s a must to take your masks off to eat and drink.
Cate has a query about COVID testing. She wonders why some persons are simply having to swab the within of their nostrils whereas others have a swab positioned deep behind the nasal cavity.
It depends upon the place you go to have testing. At our clinic, we’re nonetheless utilizing the deep swab which is extra uncomfortable however might end in a greater pattern and due to this fact could also be extra correct. There’s one other take a look at which sufferers do themselves by swirling a cotton swab inside every nostril. It’s extra comfy and fewer dangerous for the well being care supplier however might not be fairly as correct.
The final and solely flu shot I had was within the early 70s and I spent the subsequent 36 hours within the emergency room with a extreme response. Ought to I get one now? I’m 73 with no underlying well being points. – Wendy
Having a extreme response to the flu vaccine is uncommon, however it is best to speak to your physician to find out whether or not it was a real response or an allergy. Flu vaccines have modified because the 1970s, however your physician might want you to get a flu vaccine below shut commentary.

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