Healthy habits start at home, and the COVID-19 pandemic has made staying safe and healthy more crucial than ever. While the experts are still learning about the novel coronavirus, what is known is that the less potential exposure you have to the virus, the less chance you have of contracting it.
Here at Copper Star Home Medical, we stock a wide variety of affordable products that can be used to prevent and treat many common conditions in the safety of your own home. Not only can simple wellness tools help you feel better, but pain management creams, hot and cold therapies, and massaging tools can allow you to manage minor injuries and inflammation without needing to go to your doctor, a medical clinic, or even a hospital — all places where your chances of being exposed to contagious viruses like COVID-19 are relatively high.
Enjoy Relief With Drug-Free Hot And Cold Therapies
Whether you’ve over-exerted yourself in the garden, pulled a muscle playing with the grandkids, or live with a chronic inflammatory condition such as arthritis, there are several things you can do to get relief from the pain of inflammation.
Cold therapy is widely considered the first line of defense when dealing with bruising and minor inflammation, especially when an acute injury causes inflammation. Tools such as the Therapearl Shoulder Wrap let you apply targeted cold therapy in a way that doesn’t restrict your ability to get on with your day, and the FastFreeze Cold Sleeve is perfect for treating joint pain in the fingers. These cold therapy packs are easy and comfortable to use, but they’re much more effective than putting a bag of frozen peas on your swollen joints!
Another product showing promise for pain relief is CBD — an all-natural compound derived from hemp plants. Legal in all 50 states and available without a prescription, CBD doesn’t cause any sort of ‘high,’ but it may help with pain and inflammation.
Stock Up on Your First Aid Kit
Another key to boosting your wellness at home is keeping your first aid kit stocked since having the right supplies on hand can make the difference between staying at home or requiring a trip to the emergency room during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Must-have home wellness products include sterile wound solution to safely clean minor cuts and scrapes, dressings that can be used directly on the skin, and paramedic-style utility scissors that are contoured to prevent accidental cuts when removing bandages or clothing from around a wound.
Disposable exam gloves, disinfectants, hand sanitizers, and protective masks are more important than ever. When used correctly, these items may help reduce your chances of contracting the coronavirus.
Check Your Vitals At Home
You’ll also want to have everything you need on hand to check your vital signs — your pulse, temperature, blood pressure, and oxygen levels, as these are all must-know numbers when it comes to studying for symptoms of COVID-19. Regularly checking your vitals can help you stay on top of your health and wellness and provide you with the information you need to make an informed choice about whether or not you need to seek emergency care if you’re feeling unwell.
To find more health and wellness products you can use at home to keep your family safe and avoid a trip to the urgent care clinic or doctor, take a look at our full line of products here at Copper Star Home Medical.