COVID-19 URGENT UPDATE
COVID-19 INFORMATION: DUE TO SIGNIFICANT CONCERNS OVER OUR PATIENTS WHO ARE HIGH RISK (ELDERLY AND IMMUNOCOMPROMIZED), DR. KUSHNIR MADE A DIFFICULT BUT NECESSARY DECISION TO CLOSE THE PRACTICE UNTIL THE END OF “SHELTER IN PLACE” PERIOD.
All our employees are asked to stay at home, as we are not equipped for handling of the infectious situations and cannot ensure such aseptic control required for safety of the immunocompromised patient in the situation of a highly contagious viral pandemic.
PLEASE CONTACT US BY PHONE AND EMAIL FOR ANY QUESTIONS AND NEEDS.
You may be seen only if approved by Dr Kushnir, or if you need to pick up your prescription. Dr Kushnir offers telephone consultations if you would like to learn how to boost your immune system. Cal 510 984-6500
We continue to offer and make SLIT allergy treatment – please call for your spring allergy treatment drops
Here are some immune boosters you may want to take to make yourself more protected from any viral infection:
- VIt C 2 gm a day for adult, 1 gm a day for a child, no longer than 2 weeks
- Elderberry syrup – as advised on the packaging as concentration vary
- Eat well and don”t forget your spring vitamin-rich foods!
- Nasal wash works effectively to remove viral particles from nasal mucus, but only once a day. Doing it more than once removes protective layer of mucus
- Immune natural boosters include rodiola, ginseng, shizandra, reishi mushrooms and many other herbs. Ask us for recipes and exact supplements
UV light kills the virus, so have a lot of walks outside, open the windows, and run HEPA filter indoors when the windows closed.
Stay active and exercise – it boosts your protection from infections naturally
Call for advise in your personal situation – Dr Kushnir will be happy to help
Dr Lou continues to offer acupuncture and immune Chinese herbs – call for appointment if you do not have any cough, fever and sneezing, and if you have not been in direct contact with infected persons.
During this period please stay away from crowds and follow precautions recommended in COVID-19 information published by CDC and California Health Department.
Here are links to the official website that give you real information about COVID-19 rates of infection, symptoms and sites that perform the testing. Please do not base your actions on unapproved public websites and blogs that publish false and untrue information.
Stay safe and enjoy the time with your family,
Dr Kushnir and Staff
CDC recommendations and COVID-19 information
Know How coronavirus COVID-19 Spreads
- There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
- The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
- The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
- These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Take steps to protect yourself:
Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Take steps to protect others
Stay home if you’re sick
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
Cover coughs and sneezes
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Wear a facemask if you are sick
- If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
- If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
Clean and disinfect
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.