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Colds and flu

Question
Posted by: | 2020/03/25

Q.

Query on supposed symptom relief

My wife received a whatsapp message from friends in Zimbabwe saying that boiling Lemons or Oranges, onion, salt and garlic together and then breathing in the fumes can help with the symptoms of flu or corona. Is the any ideas that would support this concoction?

Expert's Reply

A.

Flu expert
- 2020/03/27

Hi there

I do not think there is any 'proof' that this will help, and it will definitely not prevent you from contracting the flu or the corona virus, but I do not think it will do any harm, so you could try it to help relieve symptoms. Just remember that it is NOT a treatment, purely relief such as steaming with vicks or eucalyptus is a relief. Good luck and stay safe.

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