COVID-19 News: Preposterous Advice In American Medical Sites About Inhaling Essential Oils To Restore Sense Of Smell After COVID-19 When Lungs Are Injured!
COVID-19 News - Essential Oils - Post COVID Jan 05, 2023 5 months ago
COVID-19 News: Racist white Westerners particularly those form the United Kingdom, United States, Germany and Switzerland always tend to think that only their medical news sites and their experts are the only reliable sources of medical information but ironically and deservingly, most of the countries with the highest COVID-19 deaths and also from other common diseases tend to be in their own countries!
We were shocked to read in two American news sites that we once though to be reliable sources of information but these days filled more with medical and health coverages by unqualified writers from news agencies like Reuters or AP advocating the usage of essential oils to help Post COVID-19 patients restore their sense of smell!! https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/986489
The article based on a study that should not have been allowed to be published in a peer reviewed journal in the first place conducted by researchers from Washington University and also by editors from the same journal itself ie JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery, casting questionable credibility of the journal. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaotolaryngology/fullarticle/2799843
Studies have already showed that irrespective of whether individuals were asymptomatic or even mildly or moderately symptomatic upon exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, a large majority will have damages and inflammation in their lungs for even long periods of time after so called ‘recovery.’ Besides persistent lung inflammation, many will exhibit reduce diffusing capacity of the lungs (DLCO) and associated pulmonary interstitial damage with a substantial percentage developing lung fibrosis not to mention other pulmonary issues.
Existing data already show that essential oils and the VOCs or volatile compounds they contain or generate can also cause lung inflammation and aggravate existing lung issues such as asthma and are also carcinogenic.
Thailand Medical News had already released an earlier COVID-19 News coverage warning people against using essential oils and aromatherapy products especially in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as many have lungs that are damaged and are in a very susceptible state.
It is totally irresponsible for physicians, journals and media to advocate Post COVID individuals to using essential oils to restore their smell when inhaling such compounds could cause more damage to the lungs that are already in a vulnerable state.
Any qualified pulmonologists will also agree on this and warn about the dangers of such a move using essential oils especially in post COVID individuals.
However, racist white Westerners should continue to adhere to the advice spewed by their Western media and experts as the world will hopefully be in a better state with less of them eventually!
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