When you have an inflammatory type of arthritis, the disease itself and medications used to treat it can make you more likely to get infections. Everyday objects that you might overlook may be teeming with viruses and bacteria, raising the risk for illness. Be sure to disinfect these germ hotspots. Continue reading Five Germ Hotspots Lurking in Your Home
Germs lurk everywhere, populating surfaces from public restroom sinks to kitchen counters and computer keyboards. A single sneeze from a flu sufferer launches thousands of virus particles across an entire room, and those germs can linger in the air for hours. Most people’s immune system can deftly handle these would-be invaders, but anyone with autoimmune and inflammatory forms of arthritis need to take special precautions. The same drugs that suppress the joint-damaging immune response can leave you vulnerable to bugs that cause disease.
Learn how to clean some of the most commonly germ-infested areas of your home and office, and protect yourself from bacteria and viruses that can make you sick.