Gargling with salt water against coronavirus: Komarovsky dispelled the myth

With the onset of the coro­n­avirus pan­dem­ic, a lot of infor­ma­tion has emerged about sup­pos­ed­ly ben­e­fi­cial ways to pre­vent infec­tion. One of these was gar­gling with salt water. Dr. Komarovsky told whether it is effec­tive to resort to such meth­ods.

Gargling is useful or not


The spread of COVID-19 has forced us to keep a close eye on our health and look for ways to improve our immu­ni­ty. So, advice on gar­gling with salty or acid­i­fied water has become pop­u­lar on the Web. Alleged­ly, in this way you can pro­tect your­self from infec­tion with a dan­ger­ous virus.

Our grand­moth­ers have long resort­ed to gar­gling in the fight against viral dis­eases in folk med­i­cine. Today it is believed that before reach­ing the lungs, the COVID-19 infec­tion lingers for four days in the throat. And if you drink plen­ty of flu­ids and gar­gle with hot salt water, the virus will even­tu­al­ly leave the body. The Ukrain­ian doc­tor Yevge­ny Komarovsky put an end to the ques­tion.

Evgeny Komarovsky

The pop­u­lar doc­tor decid­ed to speak out about this on his Insta­gram page. Accord­ing to him, you should not believe such state­ments. At the same time, he was glad that this myth at least did not harm health.

“Of course, if you want to gar­gle with boiled salt water — to your health! It will not hurt, even dis­tract from bad thoughts. Most impor­tant­ly, while gar­gling, keep wash­ing your hands and do it at a dis­tance of two meters from oth­er peo­ple.

In addi­tion, the doc­tor not­ed that salt water does not affect the virus in any way and does not pre­vent its spread. If you want to use a sim­i­lar method, you can do it, but also do not for­get about the WHO rec­om­men­da­tions.

Coronavirus and gargling


“Most impor­tant­ly, while gar­gling, con­tin­ue to wash your hands and do this at a dis­tance of two meters from oth­er peo­ple. If it were that sim­ple, to cure the coro­n­avirus, all peo­ple would only need to gar­gle with hot salty or acid­i­fied water, ”

Eugene added.

Recall that quite sim­ple meth­ods that we have learned to fol­low dur­ing quar­an­tine pro­tect against infec­tion with coro­n­avirus. Metic­u­lous hand hygiene, wear­ing masks and main­tain­ing a clear dis­tance while walk­ing, shop­ping or trav­el­ing on pub­lic trans­port are a pro­tec­tive weapon against any infec­tion.


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