Apart from corona, mask will protect against TB and many other diseases: Dr. Suryakant
Lucknow, 21 June (H.C.). Corona virus has started showing colors once again in the state. In the capital, the number of corona patients is crossing hundreds every day. So now again the need has arisen to be vigilant and wear masks in public places. Followed the Corona protocol. The mask will not only protect you from corona but will also keep you away from infectious diseases like tuberculosis.
Dr. Suryakant, Head of the Department of Respiratory Medicine, King George’s Medical University, told that after coming to Corona, people should give as much importance to face masks as they give to purses, handkerchiefs and mobiles while leaving the house. He told that the habit of wearing masks is helpful in the prevention of many deadly diseases including corona. If you give importance to masks in everyday life, then you can avoid falling prey to many respiratory diseases.
Dr. Suryakant told that wearing a mask also prevents tuberculosis, pneumonia and many types of allergies. Increasing pollution can make these diseases more serious. In such a situation, wearing a mask is very important. He said that symptoms like cough, cold, fever are of both corona and TB disease. In such a situation, it is difficult to identify whether the patient has corona or TB. If a mask is used, then the patient can avoid both diseases.
The Head of the Department of Respiratory Medicine said that the effect of air pollution is not only on the lungs but also on other parts of the body. Due to low temperature and smog, dust particles are not able to move up and act as a carrier of viruses and bacteria below. In such a situation, if you go out without wearing a mask, then they get a chance to enter the body through breath.
Dr. Suryakant told that by covering the mouth and nose properly when coming out of the house, not only virus and bacterial diseases like corona, TB and pneumonia, but also allergies, asthma and air pollution-related diseases can be protected. could. He told that particulate matter (PM) 2.5 microns i.e. very fine dust particles can prove to be more harmful in air pollution, because they can reach the lungs through the respiratory tract, whereas the dust particles up to 10 microns remain in the throat which is the throat. Produce soreness and mucus.