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Doctor debunks myth: Dangers of blowing on wounds

Doctor debunks myth: Dangers of blowing on wounds Photo: A doctor explains why you should not blow on a wound (Getty Images)

Many people believe from childhood that blowing on a wound will make it stop hurting. However, this should not be done.

The main myth about blowing on a wound is debunked by the evidence-based doctor Victoria Hanzha on Instagram.

Why blowing on a wound is not recommended

The doctor explained that over a thousand types of microbes, including bacteria, viruses, and others, live in the oral cavity. They are present on the mucous membrane, teeth, tongue - everywhere.

"It's not for nothing that some compare the mouth to a toilet. Yes, an unpleasant comparison," she wrote.

And this is regardless of whether it is a mother, a close relative, or a completely unfamiliar person. The mouth has no sterility even after rinsing and treating with antiseptics.

Therefore, it is understandable that blowing on a wound will further infect it, potentially causing more problems than it already has.

Why blowing reduces pain

The doctor explained that this happens because the airflow cools the wound, slightly causes the spasm of tiny capillaries, reduces blood flow, and creates a mild analgesic effect.

However, blowing on a wound is not recommended because airflow can be created with the mouth and by simply waving with improvised means if it makes you feel better.

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