Are coronavirus home remedies effective or not?
If you or someone you care about comes down with coronavirus (COVID-19), it’s natural to get worrisome. And the first thought that comes to mind is to help him recover. Most of us fall prey to results on the search engines, it is vital to check our facts and figures before trying an alternative approach. There are many unconventional or so-called common myths existing claiming to cure the symptoms of Coronavirus. For instance, there are many Coronavirus home remedies such as adding large amounts of pepper to your food, ingesting disinfectant, excessive alcohol consumption, and subjecting yourself to excessively high or low temperatures. None of these so-called ‘cures’ will kill coronavirus and most are likely to do you serious harm. Salt pipe and ingesting colloidal silver both can be toxic when absorbed by the body. It can cause tightness of the chest, and headaches, and adversely affect the lungs and nasal membranes.
Retrieve your sense of smell after COVID-19
Loss of Taste and Smell is the first sign of Coronavirus infection. So in the event one has lost his sense of smell, it is worth trying ‘smell training’ at home. Here are some of the ways to restore back your olfactory senses.
- The ‘smell training’ can help to restore normal function
- People can expect to recover their sense of smell and taste within a couple of weeks of recovering from a coronavirus infection. And for those with longer-term issues, the experience with other viruses suggests two-thirds will get their sense of smell and taste back within a year or so which is good news. Hear the physician talks about loss of smell in the case of Corona and Viral Infections.
Some less controversial home remedies might also be worth a try
Vitamins and minerals
There’s plenty of evidence that food nutrients can help support the immune system to prevent infection and aid recovery. Although it is not proven that vitamin supplements are effective specifically against COVID-19 or other viruses, but Vitamin C is unlikely to be harmful in higher doses. It is water-soluble and just comes straight out in your urine. However whether it helps to take more than the recommended daily amount is still unclear.
Herbs and Food Supplements
Herbs and spices such as garlic, ginger, and turmeric have long been used to treat the infection Garlic contains an ammonia compound, a compound that helps immune cells. Garlic is great for the gut microflora as a prebiotic. It can support good gut bacteria which in turn support the immune system.
Although paracetamol is safe if you have a fever linked to COVID-19. It is less likely to interact with other medications. However, it is always suggested to consult a physician before consuming any medication. Here is why Paracetamol is the drug of choice.
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