Doctors have denied the benefits of common cold treatments.
According to the portal health info, which refers to the words of the otolaryngologist, Sergey Raleigh, in the form of a method of dealing with colds you do not need to bury in the nose solutions of “healing” plants - aloe, onion, garlic, etc. The doctor noted that the viruses that have already settled on the nasal mucosa do not die from such instillation. In turn, bioactive substances in plant juices can damage the epithelium of the nasal cavity, as well as be a factor in additional allergization of the body.
Another popular measure against colds and flu - nose rinse - is also included in the list of potentially dangerous. According to the expert, such a procedure is fraught with the risk of an infection in the auditory tube, and otitis can easily develop.
The most effective means of irrigation of the nasal mucosa is saline, which can be purchased at the pharmacy in the form of a spray, the otolaryngologist recommended.
The expert also advised not to soar legs, not to do compresses and inhalations, not to pour mustard into the socks of a cold man. Any warming procedures can provoke complications, they can not be performed without an indication of the attending physician.
The expert added that if a person is sick, any home treatment will not destroy the infection, but only distract the body from fighting the disease. What is really useful: to ensure the sick peace and rest. For signs of flu, you must call a doctor.