Refrain from steam inhalation during Covid19 : Tamil Nadu Health Minister

Chennai : Hot steam is claimed to be beneficial during Covid19 pandemic. It is generally considered helpful in clearing congested nose and throat and a lot of people have been suggested by doctors to take steam in COVID-19.

In a recent development,  Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian on Monday (May 17) warned the people of the state not to inhale steam without following proper medical advice.

“People in large numbers were inhaling steam as a preventive measure against COVID-19 infection, adding that inhaling steam without proper advice would damage the lungs”, the Health Minister said.

There were several messages spread on social media, saying that inhaling steam would help prevent the spread of the infection.

Subramanian said if people have COVID-19 symptoms they must consult a doctor rather than taking medication on their own.

The statement from the Health Minister’s office said the treatment given to patients in Siddha COVID Care Centres is done under medical supervision and based on the guidance of a government medical committee.

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