Just like the common cold, the COVID-19 is a respiratory disease. Current research has learned, COVID19 is thought to be more infectious in the early stages of the disease compared to other coronaviruses, such as SARS or MERS. What if we could step in early, instead of waiting for serious lung diseases to occur, wouldn’t that be smart?
“COVID-19 enters your body through your mouth, nose or eyes directly from the airborne droplets or from transfer of the virus from your hands to your face,” states the Cleveland Clinic. Don’t forget surfaces that can be colonized with viruses. Washing hands with soap to prevent transmission from hands to your mouth, nose or eyes is critical to prevent transmission. Remember, soap is best!
Cleveland Clinic states, “The virus travels to the back of your nasal passages and mucous membrane in the back of your throat. It attaches to cells there, begins to multiply and moves into lung tissue.”
Coronaviruses can live 15 days in the nasal passages before it travels to the lungs. Why is this important to know? If we could stop the virus in the nasal passage, before it travels to the lungs, we could help prevent disease. Remember what your grandmother would say, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?”
Authorities have identified measures we can take to help prevent spread of the infection. However, they have not recommended any treatments for prevention of COVID19. If you have been with us for a while, you know we were supporting the use of hydroxychloroquine for prevention early on. For more on this go here. However, pharmacists have limited the availability of hydroxychloroquine, so we turned to another highly effective therapy to help prevent infections, ozone therapy. We initially offered ozone to those 75 or older for free and a discounted rate for all others.
However, due to the severity of the COVID19 Pandemic, we are now offering ozone therapy nasally to help prevent viral diseases to all ages. This service is Free to our patients, new and established.
What is the process?
Call the office to schedule a telephone appointment (254) 773-4900 with Dr. Cole. You will have a brief interview at that time, and if Dr. Cole believes ozone is indicated, you will drive to the office at the scheduled time and receive the treatment at your car. The treatment will be curbside. You don’t even need to come in the office.
Dr. Cole will administered the ozone via the nostrils. It is quick and painless. And just in case you are concerned, Dr. Cole tested negative for COVID19 and has been on prevention therapy ever since.
We have always been committed to your health, that’s is nothing new. We just want to do our part. Now its time to get back to work again! Call the office if you need more information.
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committed to your health,