Thursday, 25 June 2020

A Possible COVID-19 Home Remedy

     COVID-19 maybe and other colds in general, here is possible solution. This is my third attempt to show my treatment process that I now use.  At one time, I took hot baths to get rid of colds. Out of curiosity I measured my core temperature while in the tub and it measured at 102 degrees F (38.777 degree C). Recently I found that the rhinovirus, 200 varieties, seem to stop existing above this temperature. Will it work for the SARS-CoV-2 virus? Who knows? Here are some pictures of me working on my last cold. See my last post for equipment detail. I forgot the materials for the pouch, See my note below the treatment exercise.
   Here is the start:                                         
Open the hand warming pad and massage it to start the heating process.  It may be necessary to massage the pad occasionally it starts to cool. No need to hurry as they last up to 6 hours or more. Note: these pads are design to heat parts of the body to temperatures above core.







 Insert the warming pad into the pouch and let the pouch warm up.
I used a meat thermometer to check the heat. The actual temperature can get much higher but when you place it on your face or hands it cools down to the temperature shown.  Feel the pouch with your hand and try it on your arms to make sure you are comfortable to proceed.







1. When warm place the pouch on the side of your nose.  Press on the opening of your nose and hold the loosely along the side of your nose. 
Hold for about 10 minutes in each of the following locations.
Breathing through your mouth stops the cool incoming air from entering and helps to maintain the high humidity. I call it the Malaysia effect. So breath through your mouth for each step.

2. Now place the pouch on the other side of your nose.  You will notice one finger is pressing the pouch against the top of the nose in the above picture. Do the same for this step.                                        
Note in steps 3 to 7 the pouch will over lap the same location, the top of the nose.  The bone structure behind this location helps to conduct the heat to the area of highest virus reproduction. This stops the process.



3. This location is include both the nasal passages and the sinuses in the centre of  the forehead.








4. Place the pouch on one side of the forehead just above the eyebrows including above the nose.








5. Similar to 4. above only on the other side of the forehead. Both 4. and 5. cover the sinuses above the eyes.








6. Chose one cheek below the eye and close the nose opening to prevent air flow in the nasal passages.








7. And the same as above on the other side.









 8. I use my right hand to heat the left side of my throat placing the pouch as high as possible below my jaw.








9.  Similarly, I use my right hand to hold the pouch on the left side.

Depending on how long or how much damage the virus has done it may be necessary to repeat the treatment.  On trying this treatment and if it works a person should feel much better in an hour or so.

If properly sealed in a bag the one pad should be sufficient.  The pads do not cause harm to the environment. 


COVID-19 Maybe? My proposed solution, materials, and comment.

  The solution that I have presented should come under the heading of Home Remedies, as it has no official standing.  I did try to find several organizations and people that I thought might be interested, but as I have mentioned I received no personal replies, mostly form letters. My first post on the subject in April had over 500 views, unheard of number for my blog.  I wrote the second blog on the subject because I wanted to present a simple design, for this specific application. On a piece-wise basis, the design is much less expensive and could be mass-produced or made for a single-use application. On a single unit, one-time use using scrap material and masking tape the cost is less than $5 (A pair of  hand warmer pads at CTC cost about $2 including tax)  but on mass production about $2.

I know that this treatment works for colds and flu, for my self and my wife and a few friends.  I published it to determine the efficacy of this approach from your comments, as I could find no other option.  Also, the downside to someone trying this treatment is minimal.  If you stick to my guidelines of staying in the heating ranges I suggest, there should be no harm done.  There are no chemicals or potions that can do any harm. It is analogous to the mustard plasters that my mother used on me as a child. It can be applied at home and no special equipment is required. The results are immediate and you will know by your nasal and sinuses clearing up. I would not have published the last two posts if this treatment would cause any damage.

The problem with acceptance of calling this a cure is that there is the assumption that the common cold can’t be cured.  The reason is that there are over 200 versions of the rhinovirus and each one requires a specific vaccine.  Some reports show their reproduction rate given a suitable environment of humidity and temperature, can vary widely from below 24 0 C up to 37 0C.  At 38.7 0C and humidity greater than 90% the rate drops off to zero. The humidity is the issue as I understand the virus can exist at higher and lower temperatures but lower humidity.

 Blocking off your nose raises the temperature in your nasal and sinus passages to core temperature and the relative humidity must be 90% plus. All my treatment does is raise the temperature artificially to about 41 0C where I assume the COVID-9 won’t survive.

The other issue is I neglected what materials to use of the pouch. The cloth I used is unbleached, close weaved, cotton muslin. At Len’s Mills in Ontario, a yard of 36” wide is about $5. And the insulation material is called quilted broadcloth ¼” thick. It is made of a layer of cotton backing with a layer of polyester batting. About $11 a yard. The idea is that one side of the pad is just a cloth layer and the other some material that will allow air in and out of the pad. If the pad is too hot you have to add another layer of cloth to the hot side.

My hope is that this will work on the COVID-19 virus as it cut short the ski season by 3 weeks. It would be great that the next season proceeded unhampered. 

AlanR


Wednesday, 10 June 2020