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The healing properties of vodka and other spirits in disinfection of wounds was exaggerated by cinema. This radio Sputnik said the doctor-the therapist Irina Yartseva.
According to her, the widespread belief that alcohol is a great antiseptic, is based on that contained in strong alcohol ethanol indeed has this property. However, this method is the last century, and in the treatment of wounds, doctors try to avoid alcohol-containing liquids. In the first place, because they harm the skin, “tan” and dried it. “Because of the “zagublena skin” there does not develop a normal microflora, which contributes to the restoration of balance and healing,” said Yartsev.
It noted that vodka or alcohol can be used for treatment of the wound edges, but only in extreme cases. Other types of alcohol can trigger allergic reactions and worsen the situation. For washing the wounds of all these fluids is not strictly appropriate, and necessary medical antiseptic or clean water. “In the wound, pouring alcohol and vodka is painful and damages the blood vessels, which is not conducive to the subsequent healing. Vodka injure the skin and as it burns it,” explained the doctor.
Earlier, the chief psychiatrist of the Ministry of health of Russia Yevgeny Bryun said that alcohol should not be used for the prevention of infection with coronavirus or other infectious diseases, because this will cause extra strain on the heart. He stressed that a positive influence of alcohol with a cold is a myth.
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