According to the latest statistics released by Ministry of HealthBy August 16th, more than 20 million doses of corona vaccine have been injected in Iran and the vaccination process continues. If you are about to get the vaccine, you may be wondering what to do before and after getting the Corona vaccine, or you may be wondering if a person who has been vaccinated transmits the virus. Stay tuned to the end of this article for answers to these questions.
What to do before and after getting the Corona vaccine?
While many people who receive the corona vaccine do not have any side effects, some people experience side effects such as arm pain, body aches, chills, fever, or fatigue. If you are about to get vaccinated, following 7 simple tips before and after getting the Corona vaccine will help strengthen your immune system and reduce your side effects. In the following, we point out the following points:
1. Do not vaccinate on an empty stomach
Eating some food before the vaccine will help make your vaccination process more tolerable. Consumption of food before vaccination does not affect the effectiveness of the vaccine; But it will prevent you from fainting or feeling dizzy, especially if you are not in the middle of needles and injections.
On the other hand, you usually have to wait 10 to 15 minutes after the vaccine is given to check for an allergic reaction to the injection, and most centers do not allow you to eat in the waiting area. For this reason, eating before this time will help you feel better.
Choose a diet that includes unrefined carbohydrates, healthy fats, and proteins that keep you healthy. Something like pieces of fruit with nut butter is a good choice.
2. Get a good night’s sleep
Get a good night’s sleep the night before the vaccine is given. In addition to a proper diet, getting enough sleep the night before the vaccine is very important and even more important than the food you eat in the morning. Bad sleep at night can reduce immune system function by up to 70%.
The body uses sleep to rebuild the immune system, and chronic sleep deprivation actually weakens your immune system. On the other hand, stress weakens the immune system. Try to control your stress as well.
3. Get your body hydrated
Drink plenty of fluids before and after the corona vaccine. Headache is one of the most common side effects after vaccination, and dehydration may make it worse. Prevent this by consuming plenty of fluids. Use water, natural juices, tea or sugar-free drinks for this purpose. You can also bring a bottle of water with you throughout the day.
4. Avoid alcohol
Avoid alcohol under any circumstances.
- Alcohol causes dehydration and worsens the pain of the vaccine;
- Alcohol may increase the risk of acute respiratory distress and pneumonia, sometimes associated with coronary heart disease;
- Alcohol may cause an inflammatory reaction in the body, reduce the body’s ability to fight infection, increase side effects, and complicate the recovery process after illness.
- The side effects of alcohol may be combined with the side effects of the vaccine, such as lethargy and headache, and you may not feel well. Also, it is not possible to distinguish between vaccine side effects and alcohol side effects.
5. Use anti-inflammatory foods
There is insufficient research on the use of anti-inflammatory foods and vitamin C and the effectiveness of vaccines. However, in general, this group of substances strengthens the immune system. Eating anti-inflammatory foods reduces the risk of developing Covid 19. You do not need to eat heavy food after the vaccine injection, and it is enough to eat light chicken soup.
Because your ultimate goal is to avoid Crohn’s, it is best to follow this diet after the vaccine is given. Some foods have good anti-inflammatory effects, such as:
- the vegetables;
- Salmon, mackerel, sardines and gypsy.
6. Use antiemetic substances
Although some people may feel better after being vaccinated, others may experience nausea. Eating certain foods can relieve nausea, which can include:
- chicken soup;
- Smelling a slice of lemon;
- Ginger tea or fresh ginger;
- Soda crackers.
During the corona epidemic, many people lost their activity levels and exercised. However, having a proper diet and exercising during this period is very important. Although it is important to rest after getting the Corona vaccine (especially if you are not feeling well), you can exercise if you wish; But do not do strenuous physical activity.
Even brisk walking can boost your circulatory system, which is good for boosting your immune system. With this in mind, if you can and follow the hygiene rules, try to walk a little in a secluded environment.
Frequently Asked Questions after getting the Corona Vaccine
1. Is a person who has just been vaccinated with coronavirus a carrier of the disease?
No. According to Kianoosh Jahanpour (spokesman for the Food and Drug Administration) in an interview with a reporter IRIB News AgencyBecause the vaccine kills virus components or viruses, the person receiving the vaccine is not a corona carrier.
2. Do we no longer get coronary after vaccination?
Not so, we may get infected. Remember that your body will develop a complete immunization a few weeks after the second dose of the vaccine. Also, the vaccine does not provide 100% protection against the disease. You may develop coronary heart disease after being vaccinated; But the severity of your infection will be milder or you may be an asymptomatic carrier. For this reason, it is important to continue to follow good health guidelines after getting the vaccine.
3. Can we get the disease after getting the Corona vaccine?
Yes. The coronavirus is constantly evolving and changing, and research into new strains of the disease is ongoing. Studies show that even people who have been vaccinated against the virus may spread the delta type. For this reason, health experts recommend that even people who have been vaccinated should use the mask indoors or next to people who have not been vaccinated.
4. Can painkillers be used before or after the Corona vaccine?
The WHO recommends that you avoid taking medications such as ibuprofen, aspirin and acetaminophen before getting the vaccine; Because their drug interactions with the corona vaccine are unknown, they may reduce the effectiveness of the vaccine. However, you can use these medications after the vaccine has been given and when you have any unpleasant symptoms.
Everything we mentioned in this article was kind of about feeling better before and after getting the Corona vaccine. Have you received a dose of Corona vaccine? What other tips do you have for reducing the side effects of the Corona vaccine? If you wish, you can share your experience and opinion with us and other audiences in the “Send Comment” section.
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