Let’s talk about Coronavirus aka Covid-19….

We recognize that this emerging virus has become a concern for many, and we want to highlight a few recommendations about how to best protect yourself!

Hand-washing and hand-sanitizing are key!

This virus is mainly spread via contact with contaminated surfaces so being mindful of potentially contaminated surfaces, such as subway handles, public doorknobs, gym equipment, other peoples’ hands, among others. And, as with the prevention of many viral illness, avoid touching your mouth, nose or eyes until you have thoroughly cleaned your hands  (washed for 20 seconds!) or have used hand sanitizer.

Masks

The CDC does not recommend use of masks in everyday situations. If you are coming to our office with fever and/or respiratory concerns, we will provide you with a mask.

Zinc lozenges

Zinc lozenges are known to be effective in decreasing the replication of most viruses in the mouth and throat. Use with the on-set of respiratory infections.

Staying Home

Stay home from school/work if you have a fever and/or a cough and call our office to discuss whether you need to be seen.

Enhance Wellness!

As is the recommendation with illness prevention in general, we recommend that you take measures to keep yourself well! These include: get adequate sleep; eat in a well-balanced way; and hydrate.

Please feel free to call is at 212-987-1414 to discuss further information or specific concerns related to COVID-19 with us. Remember, at AYAM, we’re here for you!

Adolescent Young-Adult Medicine is a private medical practice offering primary care and specialized care in New York City for 9-30 year olds.

Adolescent-Young Adult Medicine

1050 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2
New York, NY 10128
P: 212-987-1414
F: 212-987-1518
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