The doctor about the risk of colds in the cold: a nose with a scarf is not necessary to close

Врач о риске простуды в морозы: нос шарфом закрывать не надо

During the cold weather the risk of Contracting flu is reduced if you close the nose with a scarf or the top of the sweater.

This commentary, ГолосUA said the doctor, leading expert in otolaryngology in Kyiv, honoured doctor of Ukraine Bogdan Biel.

“Don’t close your nose with a scarf, if a person is healthy. The nose is needed to breathe and warm the air that flows inside the body. The nose is adapted to inhale the air is cold, even if it’s cold,” says the doctor.

He also added that on the street or in the room correctly and safer from the point of view of preserving health to breathe through the nose, not the mouth.

“For the preservation of health should be nasal breathing and not mouth. The air when entering through the nose is filtered, warmed, is physiological for humans,” added B. Biel.

Earlier in Chernigov died of influenza pregnant woman. It was also reported that Since the beginning of this year, five Ukrainians died from complications caused by flu virus type A. this was reported by the press service of the Centre for public health, Ministry of health.

Total in Ukraine since the beginning of this season, from October 2018, died from influenza 13.

“From 1 October 2018 to 6 January 2019 registered in Ukraine 2439032 human cases of influenza and SARS. To date, the epidemic thresholds are exceeded in two regions: Kyiv (2.8%) and Zhytomyr (7%). In Ukraine the incidence of 17.6% less than the epidemic threshold”, – stated in the message.