Please find below a selection of the questions received on afiliatys’ dedicated email address aimed at answering your questions linked to the Covid-19.
source : afiliatys / Newsletter
If you are not able to keep your distance (supermarket, bakery, …), it is useful to wear a mask outside of your house.
It is estimated that 40 to 50% of the infected patients are a or pauci-symptomatic.
The screening test (PCR) detects the virus when located in the nasopharyngeal are (where the sample is taken).
If you have severe symptoms (cough, fever, headache, anosmia…), there are logically more chances of detecting the virus than if you carry no symptoms.
Global efficiency of the PCR test is currently estimated at 70%, which means the in 30% of the cases, your result is negative, but you are still a carrier of the virus and hence – potentially contagious, even if the chances of contamination are probably smaller than if you were positive with strong symptoms.
As a conclusion: if the test is negative, you still have a contamination risk. This risk also depends on whether Luxemburg-city is a very active Covid19 zone.
Best would be, of course, to quarantine yourself (15 days, ideally).
You can find them in some pharmacies, but you will need a medical prescription.
Afiliatys advises you against online offers, that sometimes are scams and counterfeits.
Indeed, it seems that cutaneous manifestations linked to Covid19 infections can be observed
– non-specific condition with redness and slight swellling and prurit (itching)
– frostbite type at the extremities of the fingers
These signs seem to always appear after other Covid19 infection symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste and smell.
If you have no such symptoms, those bites are not linked to a Covid19 infection.
Talking about « Cremicort », I am unfortunately not able to advise you further as I am not a dermatologist.
It will take some time for the tests detecting antibodies. Health care professionals and other first-line functions (garbage collectors, shop cashiers, shippers, …) will of course be given a priority.
As it will be a simple blood test, your general practitioner will be able to take care of this for you.
Talking about the duration of your hypothetical immunity, we don’t have enough data available at the moment to provide you with an answer.
Mercurochrome is a brand of products and care aimed at a wide public. The range counts a product Mercurochrome alcohol 70, understand with 70% alcohol. For the record, a product acting effectively against the virus should contain a minimum o f 70-85% alcohol
It is true that, end of February, scientists (and especially cardiologists) have been concerned about Covid19 and the use of high blood pressure medicine blocking the renin-angiotensin axis, medication called ACE inhibitors. Our hypertension specialist colleagues have worked on the topic and offered reassurance through the recommendations of the European and American cardiology societies. The unambiguous message is the following: NO RISK/ESTABLISHED LINK, YOU HAVE TO CONTINUE THE USE OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE MEDECINE type ACE inhibitors.
Unfortunately, not. Have you tried searching the Net
It is recommended to carefully wash your hands with soap (there are many tutorials on this topic), after having stored your grocery and before eating, and to remove packaging if possible
Afiliatys obviously received many requests of such type, that actually fall within the competence of public entities, pharmacies and recognised associations duly authorised for that purpose.
It is unfortunately impossible for Afiliatys to organise such a distribution, as we have no suitable infrastructure or facilitated access to those masks, nor the possibility to derogate to the lockdown rules to organise such an action.
Knowing about the unavoidable abuses linked to this kind of situation (black market, counterfeit, …), it is of general interest to strictly comply to the rules.
The risk is very low in theory because outside, the contact period with the droplets exhaled by the person is very short. This being said, in general, if you are not sure to be able to comply with the security distance of 1,5m, it is advised to wear a home-made mask (cfr. tuttos on the Net), as the other masks are aimed in priority to the healthcare professionals that really need them.
Mask efficiency against COVID-19 is not guaranteed with repeated use.[:]
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