Here’s how you should stop touching your face often

Coronavirus has affected thousands of people, and as a precaution, there are a few things you should avoid doing, and once something like that touches your face. Read below to find out how to stop touching your face frequently.

Coronavirus is spreading rapidly all over the world and being a transmissible virus, it can be easily spread by coughing, sneezing and various other things. So far, this virus has caused over 3,000 victims and over 70 countries have been affected by the virus. Cases of this virus are also rapidly increasing in India, so we must take some precautionary measures. And one of the most essential precautionary measures is to avoid constantly touching the face.

We touch many surfaces: door knobs, elevator buttons, subway poles where viruses, including the new coronavirus, can persist for days. Read below to find out why you should avoid touching your face frequently and how you can stop doing it. These tips will help you control the urge to continually touch your face.

Here’s how you should stop touching your face often.

1. Always keep fabrics with you

When you feel the need to scratch an itch or rub your nose, take a tissue and use it instead of your fingers. If you are going to sneeze and don’t have any tissues on you, then point the sneeze into your elbow rather than your hand. We continue to touch more things with our hands, so it is better to avoid using them directly on the face.

2. Understand the triggers

Take a step back and understand the compulsive behavior you have and why you have the urge to constantly touch your face. If you think you will rub your eyes because they are dry, use drops instead. Health experts say that although masking is not as effective at preventing the virus, it is very useful to act as a physical barrier against contact with the nose or mouth.

3. Keep your hands busy

Keeping your hands busy with a stress ball or other object can reduce cases of contact with the face. If you don’t want to crush a stress ball, you can send things to people or fold the laundry or do something that keeps your hands constantly active.

4. Relax

Reduce stress, as this affects your immune system and the more stressed you are, the more you reduce your body’s ability to fight infections. Touching your face until your hands are clean is fine, but with the virus spreading, try to avoid it as much as possible.

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Check if you are at risk based on your symptoms

New York: Researchers including one of Indian descent are developing a coronavirus app that would soon allow people to get a risk assessment at home based on how they feel and where they have been in about a minute, and target those deemed at risk to closer final testing facility.

Researchers believe the app should be available within a few weeks and will be free of charge because it solves a public health problem.

It will also help provide public and local health officials with real-time information on emerging demographics of people most at risk of coronavirus so they can better target prevention and treatment initiatives, according to a study published in the journal Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. .

“We wanted to help identify people at high risk of coronavirus, help speed up their access to screening and medical treatment and reduce the spread of this infectious disease,” said one of the authors of the Arni S.R. Srinivasa Rao of the Medical College of Georgia of the University of Augusta in the United States.

The app will ask people where they live; other demographics such as gender, age and race; and recent contacts with an individual known to have coronavirus or who has traveled to areas, such as Italy and China, with a relatively high incidence of viral infection in the past 14 days.

It will also ask for the most common symptoms of infection and their duration including fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, sputum production, headache, diarrhea and pneumonia.

It will also allow the collection of similar information for those who live with the person but who cannot complete their survey.

Artificial intelligence will then use an algorithm developed by Rao to quickly evaluate the individual’s information, send them a risk assessment – no risk, minimal risk, moderate or high risk – and alert the nearest facility with test capability that is health check is probably needed.

If the patient is unable to travel, the nearest facility will be informed of the need for a mobile health check and any remote tests.

Collective information from many people will help the rapid and accurate identification of geographic regions, including cities, counties, cities and villages, where the virus circulates, and the relative risk in that region, so that healthcare facilities and suppliers can prepare better resources than they can need, said Rao.

It will also help investigators learn more about how the virus is spreading, investigators from the Medical College of Georgia said.

Once the app is ready, it will live on the domain and likely in the app stores on the iOS and Android platforms, according to the Medical College of Georgia.

Investigators hope that this readily available method of assessing an individual’s risk may actually help allay any developing panic or undue concern about coronavirus or COVID-19.

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