Fox News medical contributor Dr. Janette Nesheiwat and chief medical officer at Ascension Texas Dr. Maria Granzotti combined”America’s News HQ” to answer viewer’s questions on the coronavirus pandemic Sunday.
Question: When a pregnant woman has COVID-19, would be your baby born with antibodies or any sort of immunity?
“Right now, there’s no info that a pregnant girl with all the coronavirus transmits this into an unborn child,” Granzotti clarified. “The crucial part is, if there’s any feeling of that mommy upon delivery having the coronavirus, that the hospitals have protocols in place to independent, for a time interval, the infant from the mom.”
Granzotti highlighted the value of”practicing good hand hygiene and remaining away from those that are sick” to help protect expectant moms from contracting the virus.
Question: I had been a long-time smoker however quit three years back. Am I?
“Should you developed COPD [chronic obstructive pulmonary disease] or heart disease or cancer when you were a smoker, then, you’re at a greater chance of complications of coronavirus,” Nesheiwat explained. “Otherwise, just continue with preventative-measure precautions such as hand hygiene, six-to-10-feet distance from different people and this sort of thing.”
Question: There have been some doctors who proposed that perhaps vaping could also raise your chance of getting COVID-19. Is that true?
“smoking and vaping [cause] inflammation and irritation in the lining of the lungs. It could set you at a higher chance of complications from any sort of disease, while viral, fungal or bacterial,” Nesheiwat cautioned.
She advised viewers to prevent”putting anything within our bodies that is poisonous that could make you more prone to complications and set you at the hospital”
Question: Can you disinfect a mask in case you place it into a microwave?
“There is combined info about that, but it can do more harm than good, particularly if there’s metal in the mask,” Granzotti cautioned. “You don’t need to set your microwave on fire. But,” she added, “it is far better to [utilize ] soap and warm water and bathe, hand-wash the hand-made masks. That’s the best option at the moment.”
“There’s a good deal of misinformation available on the microwaving of these masks,” she added, “so it is not recommended right now.”