What medical essentials do you need to stock up on?
- Vitamins and Supplements
- Personal Care
- Respiratory Over-the-Counter Medicine
- First Aid Kit
While the recent global pandemic COVID-19 continues to spread over many countries across the globe, most of us are advised to practice social distancing through home isolation or enhanced community quarantine. As this virus is a serious health concern and could be transmitted to anyone, making the necessary preparations for food, cleaning supplies, and quarantine medical essentials in the Philippines is a must.
Knowing the must-haves and staples will help you have emergency preparedness and keep you healthy at home during this period in time. While lines in grocery stores are lengthening and travel is limited, you might be wondering what you need to secure. We’re here to assist you with your planning. Below is a list of a few valuable items from The Generics Pharmacy that you and your family need to stay healthy and get you through these trying times.
Vitamins and Supplements
Sa ngayon, wala pang nahahanap na bakuna o cure para sa COVID-19. Dahil dito, ang pinakamainam na maaari mong gawin ay panatilihing malakas at malusog ang iyong katawan at immune system. Ang mga vitamins at supplements ay isa sa pinaka effective na paraan para matulungan ang immune system mo para labanan ang mga virus at bactria na sumusubok na pumasok sa iyong katawan. Narito ang ilang sa mga vitamins at supplements na mas kinakailangan ng katawan mo sa oras na ito:
Vitamin C: Sodium Ascorbate TRUVIT C
Ang pag-inom ng Vitamin C araw-araw ay isa sa pinaka-epektibong hakbang na magagawa mo para sa iyong immune system. Tinutulungan neto ang iyong mga white blood cells para gumana nang mas epektibo.
Multivitamins: COMPLEVIT 100
Dahil limitado ang mga stocks ng fresh fruits and vegetables, mas madali mo makukuha ang mga vitamins at nutrients sa pag-inom ng multivitamins.
Omega-3: 03OMEGA 100
Isa sa mga pinakamabisang supplement ngayon ay ang Fish Oil, lalo na para sa may mga edad at may underlying heart conditions. Marami itong benepisyo para sa inyong overall health katulad ng: pagbaba ng heart blood pressure, paglaban sa inflammation, at palakasin ang iyong immune system.
Para masigurado na nakakakuha ang mga bata ng mainam na vitamins at nutrients, painumin sila ng Ascorbic Acid. Ito rin ay isang preventive measure para sa mga masasamang bacteria at viruses.
Even the simplest of hygiene measures can help protect you and your family’s health in the midst of this global pandemic. Surfaces that you touch may have unseen organisms on them that carry not only the coronavirus, but other bacteria as well. Since hand hygiene is the best weapon for this, keep an anti-bacterial handwash near your sinks to use when washing your hands. On top of that, having a stock of Isopropyl Alcohol with Moisturizer at home will ward off and disinfect those pesky viruses effectively.
If you feel the need to cough and sneeze, ensure that you aren’t spreading particles or droplets in the air. Use a tissue and dispose of it afterwards.
Stock up on medicine at home to be able to act on symptoms immediately. If you are feeling unwell or sick, it is highly recommended to isolate yourself in a specific space at home. In addition, the majority of individuals who are infected with the coronavirus experience mild disease that can be treated at home. Mabuti na palaging may digital thermometer sa bahay upang mas epektibo ang pag monitor ng mga sakit at lagnat.
Common symptoms of COVID-19 include fever and cough. Here are some over-the-counter medicines that can help with several different symptoms:
- Paracetamol: for cold and flu symptoms
- Phenylpropanolamine: cold and flu symptoms for children
- Ambroxol: for productive or ‘wet’ cough
However, if symptoms persist and you are experiencing severe symptoms and feel seriously unwell, call a medical professional or rush to your nearest hospital immediately.
First Aid Kit
It is essential to have a stock of a first-aid kit in your household so you can immediately deal with minor accidents and injuries when they arise.
These are uncertain times for the world. As the outbreak and pandemic is still on-going, it is understandable to feel anxious. Plan and prepare to be safe at home in these times buy purchasing only what you need such as food, cleaning supplies, and quarantine medical essentials in the Philippines.