Can Drinking Hot Water Actually Help Fight Coronavirus?

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Can Drinking Hot Water Actually Help Fight Coronavirus?

Don’t fall for the myths
Can Drinking Hot Water Actually Help Fight Coronavirus?

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In light of the coronavirus pandemic, people have been trying their best to keep their families safe. We try to practice social distancing by working from home, working out at home with free online fitness classes and even spending our days in our own kitchens taking virtual cooking classes. Without a clear solution to this outbreak, people are trying to think of ways that can help keep them from getting or potentially spreading the virus.

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Medical professionals continuously remind us about the importance of washing our hands often and making sure our home is sanitized. But there has been a myth floating around that drinking hot water can help fight off coronavirus.

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health had doctors speak to some coronavirus-related myths, including the belief that drinking and gargling warm water will eliminate the virus. According to the institution, that is false. Warm water may relieve the symptoms of a sore throat, however, it does not have a direct effect on the virus.

There is another rumor that drinking warm water every 15 minutes can help you avoid the virus. There is no evidence at this moment to support that claim. It is also false that getting enough sunlight can prevent you from getting the virus. Though sunlight can provide you with some vitamins you’re probably missing, there is no evidence that proves higher temperatures can kill the virus.

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It is important for people to remember to stay inside and wash their hands or use hand sanitizer to keep themselves safe from the virus. Staying cooped up in the house can be stressful, but people are finding fun and creative ways to keep in touch with family and friends during the coronavirus pandemic.