2023 Author: Melissa Kennedy | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 13:57
The famous pediatrician Yevgeny Olegovich Komarovsky gives advice to mothers not only from TV screens, but also on the Internet. Women often ask the doctor questions and listen to his recommendations, and sometimes they find out that their usual methods of treatment turn out to be wrong and even dangerous to their health.
Many mothers are interested in rubbing a child with alcohol and vinegar at an elevated body temperature. Some do this on the advice of friends, maybe even doctors, not knowing that they can only harm the patient. In such cases, you should trust the experience of Dr. Komarovsky, who will prompt and explain in detail what is possible and what is not.
Noting that rubbing with alcohol at high temperatures is strictly prohibited, Komarovsky answered the question about the advisability of using vinegar in such cases. He assured that vinegar in its action is no different from alcohol and really evaporates sweat, cooling the skin, but this not only makes no sense, but also there is a risk of nitric acid poisoning (if you rub dry skin).
Rubbing, according to the doctor, should only be done with water close to body temperature, and then, this is almost always unnecessary. It is enough to dress the child warmly, drink him regularly and ventilate the room, other physical methods of cooling are not required.
"Only our grandmothers thought of rubbing with vinegar. The World Health Organization cannot understand what vinegar has to do with it. Why should vinegar reduce body temperature? Why?"
Komarovsky himself is the happy grandfather of three grandchildren, whom he recently showed to numerous followers on Instagram. Rare family shots of a popular pediatrician are very valuable for fans, for which they thank him and ask him to more often demonstrate their close environment.