Dr. Gregory J Daniels DDS | Dental Care and H1N1 prevention
Dr. Gregory J Daniels has always taken an aggressive and proactive posture when it comes to health, dentistry and prevention. On October 1st, 2009, Dr. Gregory J Daniels DDS notified patients that his practice would be taking measures to insure the highest standards for sterilization and prevention. Additionally, Dr. Gregory J Daniels DDS is recommending the following measures be considered:
Dr. Gregory J Daniels DDS suggests prevention & treatment:
Get Vaccinated. Vaccination is the best protection against contracting the flu. Dr. Greg J Daniels DDS suggests two vaccines to be fully protected this year. The seasonal flu vaccine is different from the H1N1 (Swine) flu vaccine. Dr. Gregory J Daniels DDS reports that the CDC is encouraging people to get both vaccinations. Get both vaccinations as soon as possible.
Dr. Gregory J Daniels DDS suggests that patients find a Flu Clinic nearby and get vaccinated. The American Lung Association (ALA) has an online tool called Flu Clinic Locator. Visit the ALA Flu Clinic Locator or the Flu Shot Locator page, to find flu shots in your area.
Dr. Greg J Daniels concludes by saying that if you do contract the flu, talk to your doctor about antivirals. Antiviral drugs are prescription medicines (pills, liquid or an inhaler) that can be used for prevention or treatment of flu viruses. Dr. Gregory J Daniels DDS says that if you get sick, antiviral drugs can make your illness milder and make you feel better faster. Two types of antivirals, Oseltamivir (TAMIFLU®) and Zanamivir (RELENZA®), may be effective against the H1N1 (Swine) flu.
Dr. Gregory J Daniels DDS says that you should take these everyday steps to protect your health:
Dr. Greg J Daniels strongly suggests that you cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Dr. Gregory J Daniels DDS says alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
Dr. Greg J Daniels says common sense is the best policy; try to avoid close contact with sick people.
Dr. Gregory J Daniels DDS says patients should cancel appointments and stay home if they are sick–until at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever (100°F or 37.8°C) or signs of a fever (without the use of a fever-reducing medicine, such as Tylenol®).
Dr. Gregory J Daniels DDS says that patients should follow public health advice regarding school closures, avoiding crowds and other social distancing measures. These suggestions are very basic. Common sense should always rule the day.
For further information Dr. Gregory J Daniels DDS may be reached at 630-655-8815.