Due to the recent floods, our Corporate Pharmacist wishes to express her concern with all who have been affected. Here are some safety tips that she would like to share with you.... 👇 ☑️Exposure to floodwater can increase risk for diarrheal disease, skin rashes, ear, nose and throat problems and conjunctivitis. Seek medical help if any symptoms occur. ☑️Wear rubber boots and gloves when cleaning homes, to avoid direct contact with any item that has come into contact with floodwater. Also it is recommended a mask or respirator be used. ☑️Do not to let children play with toys that have been in the water unless then have been thoroughly washed. ☑️Walls, floors and anything with a hard surface that has come into contact with floodwater -- like appliances, countertops or children's play areas -- need to be cleaned with soap and water and disinfected with a bleach solution. Fabrics should be washed in hot water or dry-cleaned. Furniture like beds and upholstered sofas and chairs that can be saved should be dried in the sun and then sprayed with disinfectant. ☑️Food and beverages that have come into contact with floodwater should be thrown away
People should also throw away prescription drugs, even those that are in their original containers or with screw tops, as they may no longer be safe if they've come into contact with contaminated water. ☑️Floods typically flush out mosquitoes and interrupt their breeding cycle, but when the flooding stops, there is an increased risk of infection from a mosquito-borne illness. ☑️The CDC suggests that people who are near standing water should take extra care to use bug spray with DEET. ☑️People should consult a doctor at once if they have any sign or symptom of illness.