5. Belly breathing-
It is a type of breathing diaphragmatically. Breathing by expanding/contracting your lungs by raising/lowering your diaphragm. Instead of using your chest, here you have to use your diaphragm.
Take a deep breath, then hold your breath for 3 – 7 seconds, then breathe out. Repeat this process 5 times. 5th-time cough in full force. your mucus will come out from the bottom of your lungs.
I will explain how to do these exercises in detail
7. Steam Inhalation-
Do Steam Inhalation whenever you have mucus issues. You can add any medicine, Vicks, or even without medicines too you can take steam inhalation. I suggest you do not use an electronic plastic vaporizer. Take a pot of hot water, cover the pot with a towel or any thick cloth, keep your face towards the steam comes from the pot. Inhale this steam through your nostrils and mouth. Close you one nostril and take steam, then through another nostril. Do this way 5 times. What happens while you steam is, Your phlegm will start to melt inside your chest lungs and head, melted phlegm will start come out through your nostril, keep a cotton handkerchief to wipe off the mucus.
Repeat this process for 5 minutes to 10 minutes max., if you have more mucus issues take this steaming inhalation in all the two hours of gap. This is the best method, safe and effective; along with other medications you can continue this too, there are no side effects, While doing Steam Inhalation you have to be careful about burning yourself, do this in safe mode. This is very easy to do at home.
8. Cough syrup-
Cough syrup is not at all suggested for anyone, it is not safe. There are two types of cough syrups, One is an expectorant, and another one is dry cough syrup.
Expectorant cough syrups help to melt the mucus in your lungs, first go to the blood and will reach to lungs to remove the mucus. It is mild. In severe conditions, you can use expectorant.
Dry cough syrups directly affect the brain. Dry cough syrup won’t treat the reason for the cough. It just suppresses the cough won’t cure the cough.
So better avoid dry cough syrups. .Dry cough syrups only suggests for those who have a hernia. Who has done surgery, who should not cough on the period of surgery?. Taking cough syrup to control your cough or to melt mucus is not a good method. Try to melt the mucus in a natural way, let your body itself to emit the mucus. Depend these cough syrups only on the severe conditions. Do natural way such as steaming and let the body to emit the mucus.
9. Air circulation.
Steps to be taken when you sit in quarantine. Select the room which has good air circulation where the natural breeze receives. There were rumors going around in the middle east that humidifier and air filter can kill the virus in the room, but these are not proven news. Do not use a closed room, better keep windows are open, and breathe fresh air.
Inside the room, you are not compulsory to wear masks, yes if you have coughing and sneezing or if any other person gets In the room, you should wear a mask for others’ safety.
Always avoid cold food .. Especially if you have an infection in the throat, do not eat cold food. Do you know the coronavirus first gets into the nose then throat and then to lungs,? Cold food let the virus to increase faster. Eat hot or warm food. And do not drink cold water.
11. Warm water-
Drink plenty of warm water daily. At least 3 liters of water you should drink daily. Leave the habit of drinking cold water in this pandemic season. Keep the habit of drinking hot or warm water. Especially early morning in empty stomach drink hot or lukewarm water by adding few drops of lemon juice. It will help your body to emit mucus and it is one of the best detoxification drinks.
12. Cold food.
Avoid cold food .. Especially if you have an infection in the throat, do not take cold food. You know well the first virus get into the nose then throat and then to lungs,. Use only hot food. And drink plenty of hot water. Very important to drink hot water constantly
Another important thing is to avoid direct air-condition air to your face. Keep the temperature in the medium. in centralized AC set temperature in 27-30 degrees, and normal AC you can keep 24 – 26-degree temperature. If you cannot change the direction of air direct your face, better wear a face mask. Otherwise mornings you will get heaviness in the head. sneezing, throat irritations, etc.
Daily try to consume protein-rich food. Protein is contained in food like egg white, meat, avocado, beans. Protein is a must in the body especially to keep your lungs healthy.
14. Vitamin A, C, D-
These three vitamins are essential for your immunity. Consume Vitamin A, C, D rich food. Vitamin A rich food is carrots, milk, egg, etc. Citric food like Orange, lemon, mosamabi, grapes, papaya, etc are contained Vitamin C. To get vitamin D, daily get sun rays at least for 10 minutes. At 11 am. and 3 pm. is the best time to take sun rays to your body. For these vitamins, you can consume supplements also. But before taking supplemental tablets, get your medical practitioner’s advice.
15. Hand hygiene-
As we always hear from the media, I advise you the same, to keep your hands hygiene. On each touch, repeatedly wash your hands with soap and water patiently taking 20 seconds of time. Each time you touch any suspected places, wash your hands, in water unavailability use hand sanitizers. Take care of not touching your nose, mouth eyes with unhygienic hands.
Disinfect your room, clothes, and all your belongings, if you have an infection of the virus. When you enter the home from outdoor, directly go to the washroom and wash your used clothes in warm water. and take a shower.
Here I am going to explain Breathing exercises in detail
Americal lungs association recommended these exercises for the patients who have respiratory issues. These exercises will help you to get plenty of oxygen to the lungs. Practicing this exercise will help you to reach oxygen to an even smaller section of the lungs. This COVID-19 disease can be easily cured by doing these exercises along with the above-mentioned habits and medications.
1. Purse lip breathing-
Sit in a chair properly, take a deep breath fully through nostrils, breathe out slowly through your lips, your lip keeps like a purse, shape, then you have to release breath like whistling slowly. Repeat this for 5-10 times.
2. Belly breathing-
This Breathing recommended for bed patients, or you can do this in a sitting position also. Sit back, relax, and take a deep breath, keep a hand on your stomach to feel the air filling in your belly, then breathe out slowly through your mouth in whistling sound. This method recommended for those who have difficulty breathing with the nose.
3. Forced cough-
Take a deep breath, and for 3 – 7 seconds hold the breath and breathe out. Repeats this process 5 times, on the 5th time do cough in forcefully. Your mucus from the bottom of the lungs even comes out. Keep it in mind this method is not recommended for dry cough patients, for them, there are chances of blood to come out while doing forced cough.
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