It is best to continue drinking water and not interfere with the body’s natural process, advised the medic.
Joshua Schaffzin, PhD, MD, from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, USA, named drugs that should be avoided when infected with coronavirus infection.
According to the doctor, it is necessary to stop taking anti-diarrheal loperamide medications during COVID-19 treatment.
The doctor explained that due to medications that contain loperamide, intestinal function slows down, which prevents the body from cleansing bacteria and inflammation on its own.
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“Slowing down your gut and not clearing out an infection or inflammation isn’t helpful… the key is staying hydrated and just letting it take its course, for most”says Dr Schaffzin to Good Housekeeping magazine.
In addition, Shaffzin urged not to use inhalers if there is no asthma, as they can harm the heart. Any drug containing phenylephrine, which is found in many nasal sprays, is dangerous for heart disease, he said.
These drugs cause blockages in the small blood vessels in the nose and reduce blood flow. This can be especially dangerous for people with high blood pressure.
It was previously reported that patients with severe coronavirus are twice as likely to develop brain dysfunctions.