• June 14, 2021
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Steaming Could Be Harmful Than Covid-19: Doctors Caution Against Desperate Prevention,Treatment Measures

Steaming Could Be Harmful Than Covid-19: Doctors Caution Against Desperate Prevention,Treatment Measures

 

The recent resurgence in Covid-19 infection has forced thousands of people into desperate prevention and treatment measures, which doctors have since warned could be more harmful than the disease.

Dr Richard Idro, a pediatrician at Mulago Specialised National Referral Hospital said while steam inhalation where many are using herbs and hot water has become very popular, there is no way it can keep away the virus or even treat those that are already sick.

Idro who is discouraging use especially among children says this just after the World Health Organization –WHO- clarified in its fact check initiative that steam inhalation does not cure Covid-19 and is not a safe treatment as it may cause serious burns.

For children, Idro said that steam inhalation can burn the inside lining of the airways causing swellings and more difficulty in breathing. No matter how hot steam is he says, it will not reach the virus present in the cells of an infected individual.

Dr Mukuzi Muhereza notes that while people can go on and continue steaming for other reasons, using it as a treatment for Covid-19 is useless.

It should be noted that Covid -9 being a viral infection, there’s no treatment but rather doctors manage symptoms to allow somebody’s immune system to fight off the disease.

According to Ministry of Health guidelines on home-based care guidance on community prescription, other than engaging in untested practices, they say a person who tests positive should use zinc tablets once daily for 14 days and Vitamin D once daily.

“If one has a mild cough with no breathing complications like shortness of breath, take oral azithromycin once daily for five days or amoxicillin two times a day for seven days”.

These guidelines come when the positivity rate is shooting high now at. 18.3%. Also, asymptomatic cases now account for 50% of all positive cases.

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