How effective are swine flu masks in protecting you from Swine Flu?

The global pandemic to have struck and alarmed the entire world today is swine flu. Swine flu comes disguised as a common flu but can worsen an affected persons condition within a very short time. Swine flu is actually a respiratory disease that affects pigs and is caused by the Type A Influenza virus that causes regular outbreaks in pigs. Though until now, people did not really catch this infection, it has been seen that now this virus, also known as H1N1, can spread from person to person very easily.

Swine flu spreads in the same way as the normal flu, through coughing and sneezing. Sometimes people also get infected if they touch something that has the flu virus on it and subsequently touching their nose or mouth. Common sources of contamination are door knobs, handles, railings, tables, phones, table surfaces etc. Though there are medications that are administered in a confirmed case of swine flu,
such medications cannot and should not be taken without the approval of a doctor.

Swine flu is diagnosed and confirmed through a test taken of the respiratory specimen. It is best to meet a doctor if you display any signs of flu as in case of swine flu, the patients’ condition worsens over a period of 48 hours. Going to the doctor at the right time is of utmost importance to get treated for Swine flu.

In the absence of a vaccine to prevent swine flu, the only way to avoid this deadly virus is by taking some precautionary measures. Boost your immunity by staying active and heating healthy, avoid all public gatherings or crowded places, avoid meeting sick people or places where you are likely to get an infection. In case you have fever, stay at home for at least 24 hours or till you get better.

Act responsibly so that others around you don’t catch the flu. Most importantly, wash your hands frequently, use hand sanitizers and wear swine flu masks. Face masks work well to reduce the risk of a possible infection.

Though there are several kinds of face masks available in the market, the surgical masks or the disposable masks simply do not provide the kind of protection that you need from the H1N1 virus. Specially designed masks, respirators, not only protect the wearer from the cough and sneezing spray of others but also filters approximately 95% of small particles including influenza viruses.

Made out of spun plastic fibers these masks or respirators can be doubly effective if used along with the Smitstopp sanitizer. Spraying Smittstopp inside and outside the face mask ensures that no bacteria, virus or any other contagion is passed through the viruses are killed immediately when they settle on the surface that this sanitizer has been sprayed on. These cationic polymers are also hard binding as a result of which they last much longer than ordinary sanitizers.

Precaution and prevention are the best tools to adapt during the time of a pandemic attack. Keeping yourself safe, healthy and exercising caution are the only ways to avoid catching the deadly H1N1 virus.