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Stories have been circulating on-line suggesting it is harmful to take ibuprofen when you’ve got coronavirus. Alongside real medical recommendation, false messages have been spreading, distorting the info.

Speaking to the BBC’s outdoors supply , medical skilled stated that ibuprofen isn’t advisable for managing coronavirus signs. Those already taking ibuprofen for different situations shouldn’t…..(read more)

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  1. Paul Frank

    August 10, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    In general might wanna be careful with NSAIDs. Over 100,000 hospitalizations a year and 16,500 deaths in the US alone. Abramson, S.B. and Weaver, A.L., 2005. Current state of therapy for pain and inflammation. Arthritis research & therapy, 7(S4), p.S1. https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1186/ar1792.pdf. It is very logical that ibuprofen would cause longer recovery times or worsen the coronavirus. Many medications like NSAIDs and acetaminophen cause mitochondrial damage. Since the mitochondria produce 90% of your energy it is very logical why taking these medications would decrease survival rate. Other medications like antibiotics, statins, beta blockers and a whole list of others may have an effect on our ability to fight the virus because they as well cause mitochondrial damage. I will attach a link if anyone is interested in reading the research.
    http://psychrights.org/Research/Digest/NLPs/DrugsCauseMitochondrialDamage.pdf. Based on a pub med literature review it appears that taking NSAIDs before or during any Lower respiratory tract infection is not a very good idea. I will provide the links so you can look at the date of yourself. Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs may Worsen the Course of Community-Acquired Pneumonia: A Cohort Study. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00408-016-9973-1
    Risks Related to the Use of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs in Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Adult and Pediatric Patients. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6617416/pdf/jcm-08-00786.pdf
    Acute Respiratory Infection and Use of Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs on Risk of Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Nationwide Case-Crossover Studyhttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28158479/
    Prehospital NSAIDs use prolong hospitalization in patients with pleuro-pulmonary infection. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0954611116303262
    Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug without Antibiotics for Acute Viral Infection Increases the Empyema Risk in Children: A Matched Case-Control Study
    https://www.jpeds.com/article/s0022-3476(16)30233-5/fulltext
    Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and covid-19
    https://www.bmj.com/content/368/bmj.m1185.full

  2. Cristina Lexy Reef Tank

    August 10, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    ?Ibuprofen:Very bad unsafe designed drug that after prolonged use make you bleed permanenyly when going to the WC,creating new health problem on top of the ones you already have?

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    August 10, 2020 at 9:22 pm

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  4. Antonina Varshilova

    August 10, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    I can't believe they mentioned Garlic. That is against the medical economy policy, because GARLIC CURES EVERYTHING, including Cancer in its early stages.. However you might need to eat A LOT of it, like a full head a day for best results. And it is strong on the stomach, so if you need the proper amount to feel better you will also need to fix that gut bacteria levels afterwards by eating yogurt, kimchi or pickles. You're welcome.

  5. bjfdog

    August 10, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Trump, "It's a democratic, cough-cough, hoax… So I won't do anything…But first, let me cash in my family tourist/hotel stocks. Other people? Huh? Fuck them. I am a christian, god damn it! I don't even care about my OWN people so I lie to them and say we have a cure and that everything is okay." Poor fools, they don't recognize a real virus when they see one.

  6. The M Network

    August 10, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Its nothing wrong with eating garlic. The problem is when you eat a lot of it and it can mess your stomach up. So you must use wisdom.

  7. Eve hyland

    August 10, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    "*insert word here* may be bad for the carona virus but it also might not." ??? Fight Carona with Carona (not the immunisation, the beer) Stocks are up on that brand of beer BTW. ?

  8. SuperKawaiiChannel

    August 10, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    2:13 – back in Poland I used to drink 96% "Spiritus Rektyfikowany", yes it is drinkable and good to disinfect wounds or anything else like surfaces to kill bacteria!

  9. Ibraheemahmed Ahmed

    August 10, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    What is worse now not carona virus greed is then carona virus

  10. JT T

    August 10, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Started from ford dentriks labs….everyone knew it.

  11. Lesica • atLESICAURBAN

    August 10, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Precisely, regarding the huge amount of fake news and misinformation about the virus. Are there registered cases of diseased children?

  12. Household Dog

    August 10, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    If garlic protects you how come Italians are dying by the thousands.

  13. Sandra Lewis

    August 10, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    The recommendation to avoid NSAIDS is sound medical advice. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs inhibit the body's natural immune response to inflammation. The aches and pains of fever are a sign that your body's defenses are in full gear. I WILL NOT take Ibuprofen or any NSAID. Instead, at the first sign of aches, pains, and fever, I will get into a hot bath and drink hot tea with ginger and lemon, then I'll wrap up in blankets and sleep. I don't know who has stock in NSAID manufacturing, but I'm not listening to anything except the natural reactions of my body.

  14. TheSecretninja420

    August 10, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Two things…Of course there’s no evidence for anything surrounding this uncharted territory! They’re sending highly trained generals into the frontlines without weapons!! Please provide ppe pronto!!

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    August 10, 2020 at 9:22 pm

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  16. Z Petraki

    August 10, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Hahahaha and this is why we should listen to bbc? I have so much faith to the government and the media at the moment that I will do exactly the opposite of what you say. Bring on the garlic!

  17. PAVANZYL

    August 10, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Just go to Dr John Campbell for the facts – no bells and whistles, and no bullshit. He did a video on why we should NOT reduce fever as it is the body's natural defence infections.

  18. Lori Crane

    August 10, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    If it reduces your stress, wear a mask. But gloves do more to reduce your getting it more than mask does. And follow up with hand washing and wiping down your auto car handles, steering wheel, shifter, wallet, purse, tolit handle, light switches, keyfobs.

  19. Troy Lynn

    August 10, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    I use ibuprofen and I will continue to use ibuprofen you can’t believe anything out of these news networks they all have an agenda and deep pockets they want to fiil

  20. Prespa

    August 10, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    I get so pissed of with the masks .Masks work and the world leaders tried and tried to lie to the public but i have one thing to say to all of our leaders :
    One day you will all pay for what you people have done to us!!!

  21. ziher123

    August 10, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Don't know about COVID but it did give me a nasty diverticulitis flareup

  22. ziher123

    August 10, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Don't know about COVID but it did give me diverticulitis flareup

  23. Margaret Lavender

    August 10, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Using PARACETAMOL IS TOTALLY WRONG TOO. You MUST allow the body to fight the virus. The high fever is there for THAT purpose. And paracetamol does lower the temperature. Stop paracetamol.

  24. Kenton

    August 10, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    I'm 98% sure I have COVID-19 but because of a shortage of tests here in CO I can't get tested because I don't need hospitalization. I have no fever or respiratory issues, but I've been sick for about 10 days. I have a chronic cough, I sneeze, I have trouble concentrating, and I have a touch of lycanthropy.

  25. Beleza Ativada

    August 10, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Let us pray for all countries, and also for Brazil that the virus is growing absurdly, God bless and protect us ???

  26. Mariana Pinheiro

    August 10, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    If health care providers need those flimsy face masks that only civilians wear… then how come doctors only wear the kind of complex masks that you see in this video? Doesn't this mean that those thin masks are the very definition of lulling into a false sense of security and should be thrown away altogether? And if masks are ill-advised for the healthy because they'll touch them and potentially get the virus on their hands and then spread it… then this is 1000 X truer of those who have already been diagnosed with the virus, so the advice should be exactly the same for both – wear it always or never. But seeing as there are no masks available for love or money it doesn't really matter.

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