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DOES STEAM THERAPY REALLY KILLS CORONAVIRUS? KNOW THE TRUTH UPDATE-14

April 28 2021 at 07:47 AM by Samikshya Joshi


DOES STEAM THERAPY REALLY KILLS CORONAVIRUS? KNOW THE TRUTH   UPDATE-14

 

Steam inhalation is one of the most widely used home remedies to soothe and open the nasal passages and get relief from symptoms of a cold or sinus.

Amid the worst outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, social media is abuzz with wild claims as to how to keep the virus away. One such claim is that steam inhalation can kill coronavirus. Temperatures of 56 °C for 15 and 30 minutes in liquid environments, respectively, were enough to break down SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2, but there is no concrete proof. Steam inhalation cycles are thus considered to be useful in damaging the capsid of the SARS-CoV-2 envelope and prevent infection, write the researchers. They write that the European Pharmacopoeia VI edition has recommended steam inhalations as a procedure to treat respiratory diseases. However, no research has been done so far on this. In such a situation, it is not right to say whether you can prevent Covid by taking steam or not.

 

Some people are also recommending that you take steam for 15 to 20 minutes or as long as you can. But neither the World Health Organization (WHO) or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed that steam therapy is a cure for coronavirus infection. The CDC has also said that no such evidence has been found so far on the basis of which it can be said that the method of taking steam can end the virus. The usual technique of covering the head with a towel over a pan filled with hot water is dangerous due to the steam, the hot liquid, or even potential contact with the container. It is also believed that taking steam therapy can cause a person to burn or even have some type of injury in the nose or lungs. In such a situation, keep in mind that to avoid coronavirus infection. Steam inhalation can be more harmful and can suffocate you. So please do not try this as a method to keep Corona away.


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