Urban Myths – Busted!

Salam blog walker,

I stumble upon this article from one of my favorite magazine regarding how the urban myths that usually being told to you by your mom how to stay safe, well they have their expert said that, “Mom, you not always right”…here we go

Not the CD just the word hehehe

Going in and out of air-conditioned buildings is harmful

Verdict False
Michael Seidman, M.D.,director of otologic and neurotologic surgery for the Henry Ford Health System, Michigan said that big temperature swings don’t make you vulnerable to colds.
Real Threat The building’s air won’t harm you, but its surface might. Some viruses can survive on surface like doorknobs for days. Wash you hands regularly, and go as you please.
MY SAY preventive is better than cure..still

If water is stuck in your ear, stand on one foot and tilt your head
Verdict False
“Your ear canal is curved, so just tilting your head often isn’t enough to release the water, said the same doctor
Better Move is to tilt your head so that the waterlogged ear faces down. Place the tip of your index finger in the cup-like spot at the bottom of your ear, and position your thumb behind the ear on the cartilage above your earlobe. Hold firmly and wiggle your ear to straighten the ear canal and dislodge the water.
MY SAY usually I just swing my head left and right

Campfire or grill smoke is dangerous
Verdict True
The smoke’s particulates can damage your lungs, says A.James Mamary, M.D., of the Temple lung center.
Protect Yourself stay upwind and you’ll be fine.
MY SAY hmmm…I always think campfire is fun..dangerous?Naaa…

Don’t drink from a hose – IT’S GERMY
Verdict Partly True
“No germs live specifically in garden hoses,” says Charles Gerba, Ph.D., a professor of environmental science at the University of Arizona. However, the hose’s end may have rested in animal poop.
Stay Safe keep your lips off the hose. Or go inside the house, for cripes’ sake!
MY SAY lols with the Ph.D’s statement and yes why don’t you go to the nearest 7Es to get your self a nice mineral water for crying out loud

Dunk an open wound into the sea because saltwater helps heal
Verdict False
The sea is full of bacteria, which can enter your cut and cause sores and fever.
Clean Fast Spit on it.”A digestive enzyme in saliva can clean wounds and kill microorganisms,: says dermatology professor Adnan Nasir, M.D., of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Then apply a waterproof or liquid bandage to block bacteria.
MY SAY dunk open wound into the saltwater…emmm..ouchh?

Scratching a bug bite makes it worse
Verdict True
Light Scratching inflames immune-system messenger proteins at the site, intensifying the itch, says Dr.Nasir.
Cool It Down hold a chilled drink or an ice cube on the bite. “Low temperatures slow the body’s chemical reactions and make the skin’s itch signals travel sluggishly to the brain,” says Dr.Nasir. For nagging bites, use any antiseptic solution, which calms itches with camphor.
MY SAY but i like to scratch it…scratch gooood

Don’t swim within 30 minutes of eating
Verdict True
More blood is drawn to your GI tract after eating, which can cause minor cramps, says Christine Carter-Kent, M.D., a gastroenterologist with the Cleveland Clinic.
Feel It Better if you swim and feel ill, sit and wait it out.
MY SAY burpp…hey let’s go deep into the water…emmm..sorry I’cant swim hehehe

Men’s Health Magazine
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