Disinfecting groceries shouldn’t be your primary concern as you can do it in the comfort of your home. However, you must exercise caution when you are in the store. The chances of you contracting the disease from another individual is much higher than from groceries. According to Matthew Davies, it is important to maintain strict safety standards to keep yourself and your loved ones safe during this period of lockdown. Given below are a few ways to disinfect groceries:
- Sunlight- If you have a terrace or access to direct sunlight, keep the veggies under direct light. UV rays can kill germs on vegetables and fruits. It may not be as efficient as some of the processes mentioned below, but every little bit of disinfection helps.
Also, after returning from the outside, you will be busy cleaning yourself. Instead of keeping the veggies at the doorstep, you can utilize the time for some light disinfection.
- Segregate your Stuff (Packaged Products)- Separate the packaged stuff from organic ones. For instance, if you bought a bag of pretzels, you should take out the inner box and place it in a sanitized area. Discard the outer box once you’re done.
Make sure you’re wearing gloves while working. In the case of cardboard items, take a small cloth dipped in cleaner fluid, and clean the box thoroughly. Leave it to dry, or if possible, leave it out in the sunlight for best results.
In case of plastic-wrapped items like chips and biscuits, you can spray the packages directly, and give them a little wipe to seal the deal.
- Segregate Stuff (Produce)- The situation might not be great out there but that doesn’t mean you start panicking and soak vegetables and fruits and consumables. You could end up with an upset stomach or something even worse like diarrhea.
Start by putting on your gloves and washing your vegetables in cold water. You can even use a vegetable brush for better results. Rinse and repeat for about 5 minutes before proceeding to dry them in a microwave, wrapped in a paper towel.
Viruses are not able to survive for long on porous surfaces such as plants and vegetables. You are more likely to get a stomachache from eating a rotten apple than contracting the deadly coronavirus.
- Clean the Counters– Once you’re finished with the food, it’s time to clean the basin. If you want to be more efficient, spread a layer of plastic wrappers before you start washing the groceries. You should still clean the counter for good measure as you can never be too careful. But you may not have to take the scrubber to the sink and wash it with some soap water.
Once you’re done, make sure to clean your hands right up to your elbows with a disinfectant for about 20 seconds. You should also change your clothes if you got cleaning water on them. For best results, Matthew Davies suggests that you take a hot bath right away. Follow these few steps to safeguard yourself from the rampaging onslaught of the virus.
Rosacea: Chronic inflammation of the facial skin
In adults over 30, rosacea is one of the most common skin diseases of the face. Which treatment helps? And what should be considered when buying creams and care products?
What is rosacea?
Rosacea is an inflammatory, relapsing, chronic skin disease that usually begins in adulthood. Since it manifests itself among other things through itchy, burning reddening of the skin on the face, the disease was formerly called facial rose, copper rose, coupe rose, copper fins, or red fins.
Rosacea is a non-infectious, chronic inflammatory skin disease. In rosacea, the fine veins of the facial skin are typically dilated, especially in the area of the cheeks, nose, forehead, and chin. The corresponding skin areas appear reddened. Other signs of rosacea are nodules (papules) and pimples (pustules) on the face, which appear in phases. During the course of the disease, nodular thickening of the nose (rhinophyma, colloquially known as a nasal bulb, potato, or drunkard’s nose) may occasionally develop.
Rosacea usually begins between the ages of 30 and 50. Preliminary stages, especially sudden, persistent facial redness, are often visible earlier.
Who is affected?
Although rosacea is widespread – in Germany alone an estimated two to five percent of adults suffer from it – many affected people know nothing about their disease.
Especially people with very fair skin color, reddish or light blonde hair, light eyes, freckles, and a tendency to sunburn are affected.
Although on average more women experience rosacea, the symptoms are often much more severe in men.
For both sexes, the disease usually sets in between the ages of 30 and 50. However, there are also people who get the disease earlier. Younger women, for example, can also be affected by the skin disease, which can manifest itself, among other things, through volatile, seizure-like redness and easily irritated skin on the face.
Symptoms of rosacea
Usually, the symptoms associated with rosacea occur in relapses. The disease manifests itself particularly in the middle of the face (forehead, nose, chin, and cheeks).
The most noticeable symptoms of rosacea are sudden reddening of the skin (so-called “flushes”), permanent redness (erythema), visibly dilated blood vessels in the skin (telangiectasia) as well as nodules (papules) and pus pimples (pustules). In addition, there is lymphedema, i.e. accumulations of lymph fluids and possibly also symptoms such as itching, stinging, or burning of the skin.
Rosacea treatment: care & drug therapy
With the right treatment rosacea (rosacea) can usually be brought under control. However, no one treatment works equally well for all patients. Therefore, it is sometimes necessary to combine different treatment options.
Creams & Medications
Soolantra alternative cream with ivermectin 1% can help with mild rosacea. This active ingredient is applied to the skin in the form of a gel and can reduce redness by constricting the blood vessels. However, the redness usually does not disappear completely and recurs after twelve hours at the latest. Therefore, the gel is normally applied (once) daily.
If rosacea has reached a more advanced stage in which the inflammatory processes in the skin manifest themselves not only as redness but also as pustules, the doctor will prescribe anti-inflammatory creams. These are applied daily over a period of several months and usually take effect within three to four weeks.
In order to successfully treat rosacea, it is also important for the person affected to find out which factors worsen the appearance of his or her skin – and then consistently avoid them
Permanent Weight Loss: A Lifetime Commitment
Losing weight seems to be an ongoing thing for some people. They go on a diet, lose weight, and then gain it back. What is the secret to keeping it off? Shouldn’t it be easy if you are using Lipozene properly? Does Lipozene Work?
It’s Not as Simple as it Seems
It can seem simple to lose weight, and if you are committed, it will be. The problem is not necessarily losing weight but keeping it off. You probably know the importance of reducing your caloric intake while you are trying to lose weight, but do you have any idea what you need to do to keep it off? The one thing you don’t want to do is return to the same lifestyle you led before you lost weight. That means you need to lead a healthier lifestyle, or you will gain back all the weight you lost.
Make a Commitment
You make a commitment when you decide to lose weight, and you follow through with that commitment while you are losing weight. You take the Lipozene before every meal, reduce the calories you consume, and you exercise. That’s a start, but what do you do after you lose the weight? You cannot go back to doing the things you did before you lost weight, or all that effort will be lost. While you can somewhat increase the number of calories you consume, you must also continue to follow an exercise regimen. Besides exercise being healthy, it also paves the way for keeping your weight in check and allowing you to occasionally treat yourself. In other words, at holidays or other occasions when you might eat or drink too much, you can exercise to offset any potential damage.
Losing weight and keeping it off is a lifetime commitment. It is not a one-time thing you accomplish only to return to living the way you were doing. Making healthy choices needs to be your new way of life, and you should have enough pride in your accomplishment to want to maintain your new body.