In addition, some doctors have warned against the possible dangers of steam inhalation.
It is not uncommon to see patients, especially children, who have been scalded or burned as a result of steam inhalation. This is the reason why some doctors have showed their disapproval of steam inhalation as a form of treatment.
There is currently no cure for COVID-19
At the moment, there is no cure or even a vaccine for COVID-19. Scientists are still trying to understand the virus, and while initial trials for vaccines and some treatments seem promising, they are still a long way from being available to the general public.
Taking precautionary measures to avoid COVID-19 is still the best way to stop the spread of the virus.
What is the best way to prevent getting infected?
Here are some ways that you can avoid getting infected:
- Practice social distancing. Keeping your distance from other people can significantly lower your risk of catching COVID-19.
- If you need to go outside, be sure to wear a face mask to avoid inhaling droplets with the virus.
- Practice frequent hand washing with soap and water. Ideally, wash your hands vigorously for at least 20 seconds to help kill off the virus.
- Avoid going to crowded places as you are increasing your risk of getting infected by doing so.
- Avoid touching surfaces such as railings, door knobs etc. especially in public places. The virus can live on various surfaces for an extended period of time, and it is possible that you can still get infected.
- Wipe down any surfaces that may have come in contact with people who tested positive for COVID-19.
- Avoid touching your mouth or your face, especially if you have not washed your hands.
- Try to keep away from people who are sick.
- Avoid having people over, even if they are not sick. Having visitors increases your risk of COVID-19, especially since you might not know if they have been in contact with a person who tested positive.
Lastly, if you feel any symptoms of COVID-19, be sure to isolate yourself if you can.
This is to lower the risk that you might transfer the virus to other people, especially if you are living with your family or with housemates.
If your symptoms get worse, do not hesitate to call emergency services so that you can be taken care of in a hospital.
Learn more about COVID-19, here.