Germs are the main cause of infection. They live both inside and outside our body and can be easily transferred to surfaces and other humans. Good germs can keep our body in balance and build our immune systems, but bad germs can cause illness and infections. These are some of the most common germs we can find in homes and preventive measures we must take in order to avoid getting infected.
Cold & flu viruses
Cold & Flu have very similar symptoms and are the most common infections during the flu season (mainly during cold temperatures). The flu has usually more severe symptoms, such as high fever, chills or sweats, sore or aching muscles, headaches, weakness, sore throat and sometimes even loss of appetite. When you have a cold, you may experience many of these symptoms, but it rarely causes a high fever.
To prevent catching a cold or the flu during flu season, ensure you wash your hands properly and quite frequently and avoid sick people. Don’t touch your mouth, nose or eyes to avoid getting the virus into your body. Be sure to disinfect surfaces in your home and at work to kill cold and flu traces. Cold and flu germs can live on surfaces for up to two days, so ensure you are disinfecting your home daily to prevent spread the virus.
If you or any member of your family is experiencing either of these symptoms you should stay home to prevent spreading the virus. We might even want to avoid any hugs and handshakes, even sharing objects or food, just as a preventive measure.
SARS-COV-2 or COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that was identified during an outbreak in Wuhan, China, and later spread through different countries around the globe. This new form of virus has provoked a sanitary crisis, with a high quantity of infections and deaths, that has provoked a high impact on society and an increase in the need of disinfecting all surfaces in order to avoid the spread of this virus. The most common symptoms for Coronavirus are high fever, dry cough and shortness of breath. If you experience these symptoms call your sanitary center and ensure you get checked out.
Sanitary authorities have recommended to wash more frequently our hands. Even if we ensure we are getting our hands washed as much as possible, truth is we sometimes need an on the go solution for when we are out of home or out of the office and can’t wash our hands, for example, while doing the groceries or commuting. Ensure you always use hand sanitizers that have the correct amount of alcohol to kill Coronavirus recommended by the World Health Organization (above 60% of alcohol content). Check the range of Wyx hand disinfectant gels and sanitizers that have been developed to kill Coronavirus and stop spreading the virus.
Learn how to disinfect correctly the different surfaces and areas of your home in order to kill Coronavirus, bacteria and other germs.
Some bacteria can be good for our body, as they help the digestive system and prevent bad bacteria from moving in. Other bacteria, the commonly known as ‘bad bacteria’, can cause sore throats, ear infections and cavities.
Despite many fungi are not harmful to healthy people, people with weak immune systems (such as patients with cancer) may have more risk of getting fungi infections like athlete’s foot and yeast infections.