Asthma organization warns of new social media trend using hydrogen peroxide to treat COVID-19

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The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America says it is ‘not a way to prevent or treat COVID-19’

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The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has issued a warning about a new social media trend in which people are breathing hydrogen peroxide through a nebulizer to treat or prevent COVID-19.

In a blog post on Tuesday, the AAFA said a “dangerous trend” was circulating on Facebook, Twitter and TikTok.

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“Don’t put hydrogen peroxide in your nebulizer and breathe it in. It’s dangerous!” the union said. “This is not a way to prevent or treat COVID-19,” the group said.

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still the trend one of many People have claimed that there are home remedies to treat or prevent COVID-19.

“Use only asthma medicine prescribed by your doctor in your nebulizer,” the AAFA said. “Other chemicals can be harmful to your lungs.”

A nebulizer is a breathing machine used to treat asthma, turning liquid asthma medication into a mist that is inhaled through a mask or mouthpiece.

Hydrogen peroxide is a type of antiseptic often used to treat minor cuts and burns or as a home germ-killer.

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NS US Department of Agriculture note While hydrogen peroxide is generally recognized as safe for human exposure at low doses—and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recognized it as generally safe, with some limitations—”moderate to moderate” Acute irritation and systemic toxicity are possible in humans exposed to high doses of hydrogen peroxide.”

pulmonary, respiratory And gastrointestinal irritation depends on how diluted it is.


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