The original Israelites during Moses’ day were given advanced instructions on cleanliness and keeping disease and infection outside the camp and “at bay.” As we travel and are in closer contact with one another, there are things that God taught Moses and the Hebrews that we can put into practice to help us with disease control.
One of the main things to help prevent disease is keeping your hands clean at all times—keep the fingernails short and use lots of soap and water. In addition, a lot of disease could be avoided by keeping your hands away from your mouth, nose and eyes. I noticed after having babies that newborns only rub their eyes with the back of their hands—all of them do this. It is wisdom from the Heavens. It is okay to use a Q-tip—otherwise avoid contact with the eyes. It is so important to keep the teeth brushed, use mouthwash—even the old baking soda mixed with salt, which seems to kill everything. I have passed down to my children to put one tablespoon of Clorox in every load of dishes, and this just provides one extra step of disinfecting the eating utensils.
Finally, the biggest health measure is once a child or adult is sick, to create an infirmary by using one room for isolation in the house and only allowing one parent in that room. Teach the child to cough only in disposable Kleenex. Be careful not to drink after one another. Make sure that all restrooms are thoroughly disinfected and sanitized frequently. Once a child cuts fever, it is best to wait one or two days before you bring the child back to church. Keep in mind the Jewish people waited seven days after all disease or infection was eradicated. As hard as this is, it is a beautiful gift to give the church.
I praise God that He has taught me how to deal with sinuses, and I now have many years of positive feedback from the following advice:
Even though we all may vary somewhat in how to prevent sinus trouble, the good news is that it is preventable. And I am praying that we all look for more and more ways to prevent the transfer of diseases and infection. Since the body is God’s Tabernacle and what houses His Holy Spirit, let’s continue to be clean on the inside as well as the outside.