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Onions in the sock and oil in the ear: doctors commented on the methods by which immigrants are treated


Source: The Daily Mail

Does the oil help from burns and can raw onions in socks cure colds during the night? Doctors told about the most popular myths associated with the popular methods of treating diseases, and named those that really work.

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Experts interviewed more than two thousand people to find out whether they tried traditional methods for the treatment of diseases, and how effective they were, writes The Daily Mail.

Onions in cold socks

There is an original theory that for a quick recovery from a cold it is necessary to put raw onions in socks for the night. 8% of respondents have tried this method, and 51% of them believe that the result was positive. But, as doctors say, there is no scientific evidence for the effectiveness of onion-toe-therapy.

Gargling with salt water

It was the most popular treatment for sore throat used by the participants - 56% did it, 68% of them reported that it really worked for them. While not a miracle cure, experts say it may work by reducing the swelling in the throat and reducing pain.

Hot Cold Bath

47% of participants admitted that they took a hot bath during a cold to sweat, while 60% reported that the method worked. But doctors say that the method can create only a subjective feeling of relief during a cold, but recovery will not help.

Hangover alcohol

There is a widespread belief that a sip of alcohol in the morning after a stormy night will relieve a painful hangover, and 36% of the respondents tried this, of which 46% said they felt better. Doctors say that drinking alcohol in the morning will only prolong the symptoms of a hangover and may even worsen them.

Olive oil in ears

33% of people tried to pour olive oil into their ears to get rid of earwax or reduce pain, 70% of them said it worked. Experts said that the method is really effective and safe if you use no more than 3-x drops of oil in each ear.

Carrot for sight

The theory, popular with parents around the world, says that eating carrots can improve eyesight, 32% of respondents ate carrots for this purpose, 25% of them say they began to see better. But doctors say that this can only work if the deficit of beta-carotene, which carrots are rich in, is too pronounced.

Sea water from cuts

21% of respondents said that they tried to wet the cuts with sea water in order to heal them, 80% said that this helped them a lot. Experts say that sea water contains bacteria and is not sterile, but pure salt water will help in this case.

Burn oil

About 19% of people tried to lubricate the burn with oil to ease the pain, and 48% of them said that it helped. Doctors say that the effect may be the opposite, because the oil covers the surface of the burn with a film and slows down the heat from the skin.

Lemon juice from bites

A less well-known method, the meaning of which is in lubricating an insect bite with lemon juice. 14% of survey participants tried this, and 63% received good results. Doctors say it really works as a short-term measure: citric acid cleanses the bite.

Urine from burns jellyfish

Not surprisingly, only 8% of people urinated on someone to relieve the pain of a jellyfish burn, but 57% of them said it helped. They would hardly want to know the opinion of experts who believe that there is no evidence of the effectiveness of this method, and it is better to use something a little more pleasant.

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