Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that can cause severe health complications, especially in young children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems. Fortunately, measles can be prevented with proper vaccination and following certain dos and don’ts. In this blog, we’ll discuss the do’s and don’ts for preventing measles at Inamdar Multispeciality Hospital.
Do’s for Preventing Measles
- Get Vaccinated: The most effective way to prevent measles is to get vaccinated. The MMR vaccine (measles, mumps, and rubella) is recommended for children at 12 to 15 months of age and a second dose at 4 to 6 years of age. Adults who have not been vaccinated should get at least one dose of the vaccine.
- Cover Your Mouth and Nose: If you have measles or are exposed to someone with measles, cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. This will help prevent the spread of the virus.
- Practice Good Hygiene: Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, especially before eating or touching your face. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
- Stay Home: If you have measles, stay home until your fever subsides and the rash disappears. This will help prevent the spread of the virus to others.
- Keep Your Environment Clean: Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects, such as doorknobs, light switches, and toys.
Don’ts for Preventing Measles
- Don’t Share Personal Items: Do not share personal items such as utensils, cups, towels, or toothbrushes with others. This can spread the virus.
- Don’t Touch Your Face: Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose, and mouth. The virus can enter your body through these areas.
- Don’t Come into Contact with Infected People: Avoid close contact with people who have measles. If you must be around someone with measles, wear a mask and wash your hands frequently.
- Don’t Travel to Outbreak Areas: If there is a measles outbreak in your area, avoid traveling to areas where the outbreak is occurring.
- Don’t Ignore Symptoms: If you develop symptoms of measles, such as a high fever, cough, runny nose, and rash, seek medical attention immediately.
Inamdar Multispeciality Hospital
Inamdar Multispeciality Hospital takes measles prevention seriously and follows strict protocols to prevent the spread of the virus. Patients who are suspected of having measles are immediately isolated, and healthcare workers take precautions to avoid exposure to the virus. The hospital also provides vaccination services to prevent the spread of the disease.
In conclusion, preventing measles requires a combination of vaccination, good hygiene, and avoiding contact with infected people. By following these simple dos and don’ts, you can protect yourself and others from this highly contagious disease. At Inamdar Multispeciality Hospital, we are committed to providing the highest level of care and support to our patients in preventing and treating measles.