Health is the biggest blessing!
People generally realize it once they get inflicted with some disease or virus.
And how do viruses spread?
Through germs and bacteria, so the point is:
Unless we protect ourselves from these, there is absolutely no way we can get rid of infections and epidemics. And we will tell one of the best ways of HOW.
It’s wearing gloves to avoid germs. It applies to general everyday use and especially when any epidemic outbursts.
This blog will describe the chores you should wear gloves during, what types of gloves to wear for each task and how does this practice keeps you away from viruses.
The simple science behind gloves for virus protection
Bacterias need a medium to be transferred from the contaminated surface to the human skin. When there is a “hindrance” between the two surfaces, the chances of a transfer are minimal.
Gloves provide that “hindrance”.
But there is a very important consideration here.
While wearing gloves can keep your body away from catching germs, these can be a source of getting them at the same time too.
The germs will still remain on the surface of the gloves and if your body parts like the face come in contact with the gloves, the germs will be transferred to you.
Therefore, it’s extremely important that you use the gloves only during the specific tasks and get rid of them (either discard them or wash them) immediately after completion while taking care that your hands don’t touch your other body parts during the task.
Here’s how wearing specific gloves during daily tasks can prove beneficial.
Types of gloves for virus protection
Even when governments announce quarantine to limit families inside their houses, they still would eat food off plates and bowls, right?
And when your family members sneeze or cough while eating, many germs can find their way on the surface of the cutlery. To prevent your hands from coming in contact with the infected tableware, you should clear the table and wash dishes while wearing the dishwashing gloves.
Apart from preventing you from catching the germs, these gloves have other benefits too. They prevent skin dryness and cold from constant washing provides a better grip of dishes and can be stored conveniently.
Virus or germs can be present on the bodies of your pets. If you bathe or groom them with naked hands, chances are those germs will be transferred to you so, always wear pet grooming gloves.
These gloves can catch all the loose hair and debris in the fur better than your hands and provide a nice, soothing massage at the same time. You can also comb the fur of your pet with these gloves.
What if someone has sneezed or spat on the garden mud or grass and you touch it unknowingly while doing gardening chores?
Your body would now be carrying the germs present in that liquid and they could find way inside your body easily through nose and mouth.
And cause viral infections and diseases. To avoid this situation, garden gloves are an effective measure. They would also protect your hand against thorns and help with the digging and formation of seed paths.
But make sure that you wash them after use.
Cleaning and peeling gloves
Such types of gloves can prevent you from becoming a carrier of the virus in various cases.
While peeling vegetables like turnips and potatoes
While scrubbing the room mat, rug or carpet
While getting rid of dried mud spatters on the shoes
While peeling off scales from tuna or salmon
While being one of the best kitchen gadgets, they act as a barrier against the virus-carrying surfaces (potatoes, turnip, carpet, shoes, fish) and hence, keep you away from catching them.
Disposable Nitrile gloves
You may regard these gloves as doctor or nurse gloves because they are primarily used in the healthcare industry. Healthcare staff wears these to prevent cross-contamination between the infected patients and themselves.
Every single person, whether he/she is treating the patient at home or the hospital, must always wear disposable gloves. In case of sudden viral outburst, not only doctors but others can also wear them.
But then again, people shouldn’t touch themselves with these gloves otherwise it would eradicate the point of wearing them in the first place.
Yes, you can disinfect and reuse them.
So did you learn an effective method of preventing virus transmission today?
We are sure you did. Protect yourself and your loved ones from germs with this not-so-common preventive method.