‘I caught the norovirus
and then so did my wife.
We were scared that our
baby daughter would
catch it next. We used
Protect to disinfect our
home surfaces and my
baby daughter hasn’t
caught the infection.
We’re so relieved...’
Tristel at home
We all know about
But they are not only found in
hospitals. They are found in
the home too. Tristel’s range
of cleaning products for the
home and baby, kills what
other disinfectants can’t, so
you can have peace of mind
Mike and Emily's story
‘My daughter Emily was born seven weeks ago in our local
hospital. She is beautiful and luckily a healthy little girl.
Fortunately she and my wife Rachel returned home soon
after the birth. This week though I suddenly felt very
nauseous and started projectile vomiting. Remember the
scene from The Exorcist? Well it was like that without the
head spinning and I felt terrible. I also had a fever,
headaches and stomach cramps. I tried to keep away from
Rachel and Emily, but two days later Rachel started to
experience the same horrible symptoms. I thought that we
must have the “Winter Vomiting Virus”. I was feeling a bit
better at this point and had been drinking plenty of orange
squash and taking paracetamols.
‘We were really scared about Emily catching this bug, so I
quickly called my local GP’s surgery for advice. They told me
that this was likely to be the norovirus. It’s very contagious
and is spread through ingesting the virus (in vomit or faeces
particles) commonly in contaminated food or water. To
prevent it spreading, we needed to keep our environment
really clean. I wanted to protect us with the best thing that I
could buy and with a bit of searching on the internet and
talking to an old friend of mine who is a nurse in a hospital I
bought the Tristel Protect range of products.
‘The Tristel products have been used in hospitals to protect
against all sorts of infections, because they kill all of the
nasty bugs really quickly and it’s non-toxic and safe to use.
Brilliant I thought! It was really easy to use and I kept
cleaning the toilet and bathroom with the wipes and foam
after each bout of vomiting or diarrhoea. We were advised
not to prepare food while we had the virus, but with both of
us being ill we didn't have much choice.I regularly cleaned
the kitchen and everything in it with the Tristel products. We
kept washing our hands especially when we went anywhere
near Emily. We also cleaned Emily's cot with the Tristel
products and regularly washed all of our bed linen.
‘This was hard work because we really didn’t feel well at all.
But it was all worth it I think. We both eventually recovered
after a few days and Emily hasn’t caught the virus. We've
carried on using the Tristel products though because the
virus can live on in the environment for days in a
contaminated area. Better to be safe than sorry.’
© 2011 Tristel at home