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.
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.