7 thoughts on “Covid-19

  1. Thanks Sam, This is “first hand information” from one in the “front line”in the battle against SARS-CoV-2. Well presented, and I feel it is a must on the reading list for all of us.Information sharing at it”s best.I think it isn well worth spending time reading it. Thanks for sharing. Eddie.

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    • Thanks, for that comment Eddie,
      Even though we have heard most of this information, it is reassuring to hear from someone who is dealing with these patients hands-on There is also plenty of misinformation around.

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  2. Dear Sam

    Can you please make every one read my following request and see whether this method can be applied.
    it is not an antiviral product,The method is to loosen the phlegm by steam and get the virus destroyed by hydrochloric acid in the stomach by drinking warm drinks.3 Consultants are encouraging me to request all.
    Thanking you
    Your’s sincerely
    Sreetharan.

    Dear Friends
    With prayers to our Almighty God and Buddha may I request you all to see whether a way forward could be persuaded and tried through current Consultants,WHO and Politicians.
    Two retired Consultants and another current Consultant in a Teaching Hospital agree with me that it should be tried.

    Consultant Rheumatologist,Dr.Navaratnam passed a message to me from ENT Surgeon,Dr.Sobitha Attygalle Abeyaratne. This message is :

    Dear All,what I am going to tell you is extremely important,which was shared by my Chinese Business Partner who lives in the City near Wuhan.

    Lockdown has been removed in China.They opened dead bodies during the post-mortem to find out cause of death and how to control it.They have found the cause and therefore removed the lockdown.

    I want to share that information with you all.

    The major cause of death is respiratory failure.The thick mucus in the throat stops air flow in airways,nasal chambers etc.That is why people need ventilators.

    How to control it:
    First of all ,the mucus before entering the lungs stays in the throat for 3 days.If we can neutralize it there itself ,it will save you.
    To neutralize the threat in the throat,drink hot liquids regularly like tea,coffee,hot water.Drink as much hot as possible.
    This will take the thick mucus into our stomach where the gastric juice will destroy it.
    Second : Gargle with salt water,turmeric or antiseptic..
    Third : Strengthen your immunity .Eat fruits with high Vitamin C like Citrus Fruits.
    Whenever you step out,people think to to use sanitiser ,masks etc.However this virus attaches to hair and clothes also.
    Therefore whenever you come back ,don’t touchany metallic substance as the virus stays active for 9 hours .Use alcohol based cleaner to disinfect.
    Most important ,don’t eat or drink anything cold like ice cream and soft drinks for a month or so.
    All these are vey important ,hence sharing with you all.”

    Now coming to our experience gained in Sri Lanka when we were working with Dr.Mrs Kamalika Abeyaratne,Consultant Paediatrician, at Anuradhapura Provincial Hospital in Sri Lanka in 1971 /1972 period . This was a great experience . This is worth reapplying under the current situation.

    We used to get nearly fatal neonates and tiny children with bronchiolitis and diphtheria.WE USED KETTLES TO PRODUCE STEAM WITH THEIR COTS COVERED WITH BED SHEETS AND MAKE THEM INHALE STEAM . MOST OF THEM IMPROVED AFTER CONSTANT ADMINISTRATION OF STEAM AFTER A FEW DAYS. A very small number of Diphtheria children only needed Tracheostomy.
    FOR BED BOUND SENIORS OR CHILDREN THE MOMENT SYMPTOMS OF COVID 19 IS SUSPECTED CANNOT THE STEAM INHALATION IN A SIMILAR FASSION BE TRIED AT LEAST THREE TIMES A DAY.[ in a modern sophisticated way].

    FOR MOBILE ADULTS WHO ARE INDEPENDANT AND WHO CAN TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES – A METHOD WE USED FROM OUR CHILD HOOD SHOULD BE APPLIED.WE USED THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE.THEY CAN BE TRIED.FROM THE VERY MOMENT SYMPTOMS START.

    1.WE HEATED HOT WATER TO BOILING.
    2.CAREFULLY POURED THE HOT WATER INTO A BOWL.
    3.ADDED TWO BAGS OF TEA LEAVES.
    4.COVERED THE WHOLE HEAD WITH TOWEL AND LET IT DRAPE OVER THE TABLE TOP.
    5,SHUT OUR EYES AND LOWERED THE HEAD TOWARDS THE HOT WATER UNTIL WE WERE 8-12 INCHES AWAY FROM THE WATER.
    6.WE INHALED STEAM THROUGH NOSE FOR A COUNTOF 5,RETAINED STEAM IN LUNGS FOR A COUNT OF 5 AND EXHALED THROUGH MOUTH FOR A COUNT OF 5.WE REPEATED THIS ABOUT 30 TIMES. THEN WE REPEATED WITH FRESH BOILED WATER IN THE BOWL – THIS TIME WE INHALED BY MOUTH FOR A COUNT OF 5,RETAINED FOR A COUNT OF 5 AND EXHALED THROUGH NOSE FOR A COUNT OF 5 AND REPEATED THE CYCLE 30 TIMES.

    THE ABOVE PROCEDURE SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT 3 TIMES A DAY OR MORE EVEN.

    THE STEAM LOOSTENS THE PHLEGM AND WE CAN BLOW AWAY INTO TISSUE WHATEVER WE CAN BLOW AWAY CAREFULLY AND GET RID OF THE TISSUE CAREFULLY TO AVOID OTHERS COMMING INTO TOUCH WITH THEM.THEN WE CAN HAVE THE WARM DRINKS BEFORE AND AFTER THIS PROCEDURE.

    TEA HAS BRONCHO DILATORS- THAT ALSO HELPS.

    I am told the way Hospitals are working they are getting the almost completely phlegm filled people only arriving and they are going straight to ventilators .

    THE CONSULTANT IN WALES WHOM I SPOKE TO TOTALLY AGREES WITH ME AND SAYS THE ENTIRE RESPONSIBLTY SHOULD BE TO GET THE POPULATION LEARN THIS FAST AND APPLY THIS METHOD.THE POLITICIANS SHOULD COME FORWAD AND ACT AS MODELS.

    NOW HAY FEVER SEASON IS GOING TO START.WHILST THEY USE THE MEDICATONS FOR IT LET THOSE WITH SYMPTOMS BE ENCOURAGED TO CONTINUE STEAM INHALATION AND WARM DRINKS TILL THEY ARE FREE OF SYMPTOMS.

    IF YOU ALL AGREE CAN WE PLEASE PRESUADE ALL AROUND US AND TRY OUR BEST TO BRING THIS PANDEMIC UNDER CONTROL.

    KIND REGARDS,

    SREETHARAN.

    NB: I have used Capital Letters as I am unable to high light with Red Colour.

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  3. Sree,
    Thank you for that response with detailed “recipes” for promoting expectoration and debridement methods to promote oxygenation and healing. My only experience with intensive care was during my training in ICU rotation. I still remember our patients who develop ARDS with CXR showing Ground Glass appearance in the lungs. The mortality for these patients was very high even with application of positive pressure ventilation. The treatment methods you have outlined will have to be instituted fairly early as a practical matter.
    Sam

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  4. The second COVID 19 patient in Sri Lanka (first LOCAL), who was admitted 11 March and discharged 23rd March, told the media afterwards that in the IDH, he was made to drink several litres of hot water.
    The first patient was a Chinese tourist who was treated at the IDH (27 Jan to 19 Feb) and returned to China. We had a 3 week interval between the 1st and the 2nd patient.

    The Ministry of Health has authorised the use of Chloroquine or OH Chloroquine to treat COVID, and where this is contraindicated, Azithromycin will be used.

    It was also reported that in China, hot black tea 3 times a day was recommended as a prophylaxis.
    Probably gave gallons in the treatment.

    Anoja

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  5. Thanks for posting this information Sam. I appreciated the information posted by Sree and Anoja. I have read the information about the hot liquids and steam inhalation from other sources as well . It does not appear to be hocus pocus.

    The information posted by Sam is first hand experience by a doc who is actually involved in treating patients with Covid-19. It is a clear explanation about the precautions one should take to avoid the spread and to prevent getting afflicted by the disease. There are famous people around the world who have the illness being treated and taken care of at home.

    Everyone please take care and be safe.

    Nisantha

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