Is Acupuncture Safe Right Now? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions

BOSTON (CBS) – Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always, consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. Should you wear gloves to the grocery store? – Annette You don’t have to wear gloves to the grocery store. Some experts worry it gives people a false sense of your security, and you’re more likely to accidentally contaminate yourself. Instead, avoid touching your hands to your face while you’re shopping, use hand sanitizer as soon as you’re done and wash your hands well when you return home. Would going back to acupuncture be safe now? – Louise on Facebook If you’re at high risk, you may want to postpone a trip to the acupuncturist. I know some practices are offering telehealth appointments as an alternative. If you’re low risk, call and make sure your acupuncturist is taking precautions to minimize your risk of infection, like wearing a mask and gloves, cleaning tables between clients and limiting the number of clients. I had a bad staph infection two years ago. Will my previous infection affect my chances of getting coronavirus?– Janice Not unless you have an immune disorder that puts you at a higher risk of infections in general. But having a prior staph infectio...
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