Is it possible to acquire Covid-19 through a toothbrush? It’s true, the answer is logical. In the end, it is an instrument that we put into our mouth, direct access to organisms. However, what is not so clear is how this virus can get to be protected in the sows of a personal hygiene object.
According to specialists from National Polytechnic Institute, risk is found in a deeply ingrained habit in Mexican families.
There is a high percentage of people who use to place the brushes of the whole family in the same container and their proximity constitutes a contagion factor. The first indication is to store individually covered toothbrushes in separate locations or containers to avoid cross contamination”, Says Nancy Arzate Mora, professor at the Interdisciplinary Center for Health Sciences (CICS), Santo Tomás Unit.
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On the other hand, do you wash your hands before using your toothbrush?
Without a doubt, the Covid-19 has come to change the way we do things, but not for the worse. Example, is the handle of the Toothbrush that, like bristles, can contain the virus if we do not wash our hands before using it and afterwards.
It must be remembered that this new strain of coronavirus has been shown to remain active for hours on inanimate surfaceshence its danger.
He considered it convenient for each member of the family to have a tube of toothpaste. “If you use a single toothpaste for several people, it is important that your hands are washed first, the paste is taken with toothpicks and placed on the brush.
Last but not least, after brushing your teeth, disinfect your toothbrush. ¿As? Soak the head for 30 minutes in a 0.2% diluted povidone iodine solution or hydrogen peroxide. Or, put in a little rinse for a minute.
This measure is very important, because it remembers that there are people who are asymptomatic, but they can infect the rest of the family.
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