Pulmonologist refutes common myths about coronavirus

Pulmonologist refutes common myths about coronavirus

Pulmonologist Vladimir Beketov has denied some common myths about the coronavirus. An employee of the Sechenov University reacted this way to a video with popular recommendations for protecting against COVID-19.

Pulmonologist refutes common myths about coronavirus

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In the video, its authors say that during the first few days after infection, the pathogen accumulates in saliva and mucus. However, in reality, viral respiratory ailments develop in a different way. In an interview for KP, the expert explained that the virus can remain on the mucous membrane from several minutes to a couple of hours, but no more. The expert also debunked the misconception about the need to clear the nasopharynx by means of a soda solution and inhalation of its vapors. Thus, there is a risk of provoking serious respiratory irritation. If you inhale the steam, you can also get a burn of the mucous membrane.

Beketov urges Russians not to trust dubious videos about COVID-19 on the Web and, if manifestations of the disease appear, consult a doctor.

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