Catching a cold or the flu at the workplace is quite common. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce this risk, and one of them is VIROSTOP.
Every larger collective is a potential source of various viral and bacterial infections, and our workplace is no exception. This is especially true when working with someone who doesn't typically take time off and recover at home during illness. With this year's flu season on the horizon, it's high time to prepare and reintegrate preventive measures into our daily lives. What helps reduce the spread of diseases in the workplace?
Supporting your own immunity
The better shape we are in, the more effectively we can defend ourselves against infections. Our defenses consist of immunity inside the body and local immunity on the surface of the mucous membranes. To resist common infections as effectively as possible, we should support both.
The foundation is a healthy lifestyle based on proper nutrition, sufficient physical activity, sleep, hydration, and effective stress management. A diet should include an adequate amount of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats, and probiotics.
Our local mucosal immunity also plays a crucial role. Firstly, it's essential to maintain the cleanliness and proper hydration of the mucous membranes in the respiratory tract. The second option is using VIROSTOP products , which allow us to apply an additional protective layer to the mucous membrane's surface. These products contain extracts from five plants with a high content of polyphenolic substances which can obstruct the virus's binding sites. This way, we can assist our body in preventing viruses from entering cells and initiating an infection. VIROSTOP solution can block a wide range of viruses, including those responsible for causing common colds, viral sore throats, or the flu.
If we belong to the high-risk groups for developing complications from the flu and COVID-19, we can actively support our resistance to these diseases through vaccination. It's crucial to think ahead and ideally get vaccinated by the end of October. However, for other types of respiratory viruses, there is no vaccination available. In these cases, regular support for our local mucosal immunity will be beneficial.
The foundation is good hygiene
Up to 90% of upper respiratory tract infections start as viral infections, sometimes followed by bacterial ones. Viruses spread through the air via droplets or by touching common objects. By practicing proper hygiene habits, we can reduce the risk of infection transmission from one colleague to another.
Basic hygiene habits unquestionably include washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using antibacterial gel. It helps to learn not to touch your face, especially your mouth, nose, and eyes.
Regularly ventilating spaces should be a matter of course. This practice reduces the quantity of circulating droplets in the air, which can also contain disease-causing viral particles. In terms of energy efficiency, the most advantageous approach is rapid and regular ventilation through fully open windows.
We shouldn't forget to wash and disinfect common items used by the entire collective. This includes light switches, doorknobs, all items in restrooms and kitchens. Regularly disinfecting the surfaces of mobile phones, keyboards, mice, or other shared work objects can also be beneficial.
What if someone at work is visibly ill or it's the flu season in full swing?
If we notice that someone in our workplace is visibly ill, the risk of us getting sick increases. In this case, This is the perfect time to start using VIROSTOP solution and wear a respirator. In such cases, VIROSTOP products should be applied according to preventive dosing. For maximum effectiveness, we need to treat the mucous membrane of the nasal cavity with VIROSTOP nasal spray and the mucous membrane of the oral cavity and throat with VIROSTOP oral spray or pastilles. We provide our mucous membranes with natural substances that enhance the ability to block viruses before they fully trigger an infection.
Try to keep your distance from the sick colleague; the distance should be at least 2 meters. Commonly used items at work should be disinfected more often. If there is an option to work from home, try to persuade your colleague to consider it.
It's also a good idea to stay informed about the current flu situation in your region. Regional authorities regularly release these statistics. If the flu season is at its peak or there are many sick people in your area, consider wearing protective gear and following preventive measures when shopping or engaging in leisure activities.
Protection of the environment, if something crawls on us
Every sick person should stay at home. Even if we have a respiratory infection in a mild form, it may not be the case with any of our colleagues. Any of them may suffer from a chronic disease, which is a risk factor for the development of complications of influenza or COVID-19.
If we feel that we are suddenly starting to get sick during working hours, it is considerate to cover our airways with a respirator . We should cough and sneeze in such a way that infectious droplets do not spread to the surroundings. After blowing your nose, you need to throw away the handkerchief immediately and wash your hands as soon as possible.
Even in this case, the VIROSTOP extract can help us . In the dosage for acute disease, it contributes to the relief of symptoms and also supports local resistance to viruses. It is recommended to use it as soon as possible, preferably immediately at the first symptoms. It is suitable for adults and children older than 3 years. The advantage is easy local use and also the fact that no adverse effects have been detected during its use.
Nobody wants to be sick, so let's treat each other with respect and protect each other in the workplace. There are methods of prevention, you just have to follow them.