Antidiarrheal drugs and inhalers cannot be used for coronavirus infection, according to Joshua Schaffzin, MD, from the American Children’s Hospital of Cincinnati.
According to the doctor, antidiarrheal drugs with loperamide slow down bowel function. This can interfere with cleansing bacteria and inflammation. It is better to drink plenty of water and not interfere with the natural process, the American doctor said. Reported by the agency RIA Novosti with a link to the Yahoo life portal.
Shaffzin also recommends not using inhalers. They are more likely to harm the heart than help the body. Inhalers are acceptable if the person has asthma. According to the doctor, any drug containing phenylaphrine is dangerous for heart disease. But this active ingredient is found in many nasal sprays. Therefore, you should be very careful and refuse such funds. The doctor explains that these sprays cause blockages in the small blood vessels in the nose, which reduces blood flow. And this is dangerous for respiratory diseases. Especially burdened with pneumonia. Such sprays are also dangerous for people with high blood pressure.
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