It is obvious that no disease is treated with mud, boredom and stifling. However how often it is possible to hear a recommendation not to swim and not to walk at SARS! Not only from grandmothers, but even from some doctors.

However, nowadays the majority of adequate specialists tends to swim and walk, according to the general rule, a patient of SARS is not only possible, but also useful. The benefits of these procedures and when they should be avoided, we will consider further.



There is a perception that bathing should be avoided, because after the shower can intensify rhinitis or cough. However, this circumstance is rather one of the main advantages of water procedures. We subconsciously used to treat the nozzles and cough as something negative, but they are the main protective force of our body from viruses.

Inhaled in bathing moist air promotes liquefaction mucus in the airways is better than any medicine, which leads to easier removal of it from the body along with viruses.

Besides, while the person is ill, toxins and products of activity of viruses go out on a surface of his skin. If they are not washed, they will stay and prolong the process of recovery.


Unfortunately, in many regions of our vast homeland, tap water is not of high quality. Quite often the content of chlorine (especially in the cold months) is very high. To breathe chlorine is not useful even to a healthy person as such procedure worsens local immunity. In addition, the ingress of chlorinated water in the nose can in itself irritate the mucous membrane and cause runny nose.

One more thing, because of which many are afraid of water procedures-the fear of hypothermia. Indeed, disease is not the best time for hardening. However, if you feel you can swim even with elevated temperatures. Water should be made a little warmer than usual, and immediately after the bath/shower wipe with a towel and put on dry clothes.


Properly organized bathing in the period of SARS rather promotes recovery, rather than prevents it. It is not necessary to bathe only in chlorinated water, and also if the patient this procedure gives discomfort (usually it happens only at chills from a fever).



Obviously, there is no disease that can prevent fresh air. In all respiratory diseases, walking is a way of treatment rather than contraindication.

When a person breathes cool moist air, the moisture condenses in the respiratory tract, the available mucus swells and causes a strengthening of the runny nose, as well as cough, which is often perceived negatively and is considered to be the reason to quickly again close in a dry Stuffy and hot room in anticipation of the development of bacterial complications, but without annoying nozzles and cough.

It should be remembered that if there is no dried mucus in the airways, then there will be no runny nose and cough in the street. And once they have a place to be, so walk just need as long as possible until it is removed all this dried slime.


Yet there are circumstances when walking is not recommended. The main ones are: houses are more comfortable than on the street. Only need to immediately determine that comfortable-it is not dry and warm, and cool (18-22 °c) and moist (40-60%). If the house manages to create conditions in which the mucus itself is excreted from the body, and on the street at this time is hot and stuffy or, on the contrary, frost-so it is better to sit at home.

It is not necessary to walk, when really bad and condition requires bed rest. But again, it is necessary to worry about creating proper conditions for recovery indoors. It is also worth noting that the "bad" at all different. Some children have a temperature of up to 39 ° C do not notice and are ready to jump and ride, and my mother is often afraid to bring such a child for a walk even if the thermometer showed 37.5 ° C. By the way, while for the child festivities-a dream in the cradle, so there are no questions to be, because in the fresh air children always sleep better.

If it is cold outside, it is also better to stay at home at elevated body temperature. In general, as far as frost is concerned, there is another point. Frosty air, as a rule, very dry, therefore no use for dried mucus it does not carry. In this case, there are studies, according to which, such air reduces the local immunity (this can be read here). In addition, many (especially children) in the cold start to breathe their mouth, which will also do more harm than good.

If there is no temperature, and the nose breathes normally, you can walk in the frost, despite the cough.


The key to the question of the expediency of the festivities lies more in the comparison of the parameters of air in the room and outdoors.

If the house manages to create optimal for recovery parameters of humidity and temperature, then the question of walking or not to walk is decided only on the basis of the desire to unwind or lie down.

It is definitely necessary to walk, if on the street conditions for recovery better than at home, and it is not necessary-if vice versa.

It is not necessary to gather for a walk if the patient is really bad.

At a negative ambient temperature it is recommended to walk only with normal body temperature (or after its normalization) and with a normally breathable nose.