India has surpassed Brazil to become the second most affected nation with COVID-19, recording a rapid rise in the number of those infected with the deadly pandemic. When COVID-19 threatens to wreak havoc in our lives, everybody hopes for a solution, whether it comes in the shape of vaccination or medication. As we wait for that to happen, the safest course of action is to take appropriate steps, improve our immune systems, and maintain a safe lifestyle. Additionally, it is important to remain vigilant regarding COVID-19 signs and to seek medical attention if you find any.
Terrified due to an increase in infectious disease outbreaks, myths and rumors have been spreading. As a result, we have discussed many commonly held myths around COVID-19 home consultations.
- Consuming garlic, meditation, and adhering to herbal medicine are all effective ways to treat coronavirus.
There is currently no treatment for the coronavirus. Scientists from across the globe are already researching and evaluating potential vaccinations, but none will be safe for another 12-18 months. Certain home remedies can be detrimental in the long run by preventing people from adhering to proven best practices.
The easiest approach to prevent yourself is to constantly wash your hands and avoid interaction with others who are exhibiting symptoms. If you consume meat, ensure that it is well prepared and thoroughly cleaned. Consult the doctor promptly if you have any of the symptoms.
- Consuming hot beverages is effective in killing the COVID-19 virus.
There is no scientific proof that consuming a large amount of hot water or fluids kills the Coronavirus. Although maintaining adequate hydration by the consumption of warm water benefits our immune system and throat, it does not avoid coronavirus infection. And if you are drinking water, wash your hands well with soap and water first to prevent infection.
- Vitamin C is beneficial in the treatment of Coronavirus infection.
When we catch a cough, plenty of us take vitamin C pills or drink lemon and orange juice to help alleviate the symptoms. There is, however, no indication that vitamin C supplementation may be used to treat COVID-19 infection. Vitamin C has antioxidant effects that may aid in wound healing and immune-boosting. On the other hand, taking supplements containing extremely large doses of Vitamin C over an extended period of time and without a prescription can induce diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, stomach cramps, and insomnia. It could be more prudent to obtain vitamin C from food sources in order to bolster the body’s natural defenses and immunity.
- Alcohol use decreases the chance of developing the Coronavirus infection.
Several social network users took the misconception that alcohol intake would help fend off the virus very seriously. Alcohol use has been shown to provide little defense against the Coronavirus in early studies. Consumption of alcohol would just exacerbate health hazards by weakening the immune system if you catch the Coronavirus. Apart from presenting health hazards, drinking alcohol can result in panic and anxiety attacks, depression, and other psychiatric illnesses.
- Taking a hot bath will help deter the spread of COVID-19.
Taking a hot bath does not provide protection against COVID-19. And if you shower in hot water, the average body temperature stays between 36.5°C and 37°C. Taking a hot water bath may trigger skin irritation, and the only approach to avoid this is to regularly wash your hands. This would help prevent the spread of viruses that may arise as you come in contact with your eyes, mouth, or nose.
- Children do not require testing.
Though children are less vulnerable to COVID-19 than adults, they can still catch the virus and transmit it to others, though less effectively. Since children are less apt to wear masks, adequately wash their hands, or maintain a sufficient social distance from adults, testing them becomes much more important whether they have been subjected to or show signs of the infection. Children normally appear with significantly varying signs, such as headaches, rashes, and, in rare circumstances, blood vessel inflammation referred to as Pediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome (PIMS).
The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the lifestyle. As a consequence, the global population’s emotional and physical fitness has deteriorated. Our knowledge and solution to the disease gradually evolve with time, and we must establish a scientific perspective.
Apart from politics and “influencers,” it is the medical science that can guide us out of this difficult period. Listening to all who understand the fundamental research and have practical medical knowledge is our strongest bet for navigating these uncertain conditions.