7 myths about swimming

Bathing - the main summer entertainment (and in a sense, and treatment).However, we often expect too much of him.And because at the height of beach season - the most common misconceptions on the subject.

Myth 1: useful dive - washed nose

Better that myth on itself is not checked.If there is any trouble on the part of the nose (and healthy Why wash?), You should not dive!Zanyry for washing lead to the opposite result - the infection spreads further, providing instead a banal rhinitis "full" sinusitis and otitis media.Theoretically, washing the nose with salt water is useful if there is no acute inflammation, but Laura did not advise - firstly, because in seawater salt concentration is high and the mucosa is irritated and dry, and secondly, there is no confidence in the purity of water.

Myth 2: good swim during a thunderstorm

What are the benefits, it is not clear, but the myth is very tenacious.And it is very dangerous, because to survive a lightning strike in the water is much more difficult than on land.If a person is swimming, stretched out in the water area of ​​damage will be much greater, and therefore, a greater risk that the outcome of such a "meeting" can be tragic.

Myth 3: sea water almost sterile

If that were the case, nobody would have closed beaches because of the risk of cholera and E. coli.In seawater survive and Vibrio cholerae (up to a month!), And the notorious E. coli and helminth eggs, and enterococci, and a lot more then.Usually pathogenic flora falls into the sea with sewage - infected water and its inhabitants, and through them man swallowing during bathing first, and then for dinner, half-baked second.For intestinal infections obtained by eating salted shrimp, shellfish and fish, there is even a special terminology - galofilez (this is of particular cholerae gastroenteritis, which is necessary for the growth of salt).

Myth 4: ears when bathing should be plugging - water gets

for domestic beaches can be found weird uncles and aunts, who, going into the water, their ears earplugs.They believe that somehow water zatechet and did not pass the inflammation.In Soviet times among tourists walked really a myth because of which every second child was subjected to the procedure of plugging his ears, and then to get permission to go to the water.In fact, "to burst into his ears" (and even more so to get to the brain), the water can not, because this is prevented and earwax, and the structure of the ear.

Myth 5: The seawater cures cellulite

At least this love to tell employees spas offering dorogushchie rescue program is covered by the "orange peel" pop.Doctors also say that there is no tool which, when applied topically would eliminate what is called cellulite in the home.No cream, massages or lotions from honey (seaweed, pineapple peels, onion skins, etc.) or seawater effect will not give.Just to catch up and even out skin can by displacing excess fluid from the tissues - so work and massage, and seaweed wraps.This is only a temporary effect and cellulite has nothing to do.

Myth 6: If the bank of hot water temperature is not important

myth, especially ingrained in the minds of mothers, to decide when a child of swimming can be, but when - no, no.In their view, if the weather is cloudy and the thermometer surpasses 30, the child can not be in the water, even if it is warm - come and colds.But it is possible to cool when the heat on the banks outright - pops and quickly warm up.The reality is somewhat different: warm, it warms up, but can be supercooled before that - when the sun to fall into the water, the temperature of which is significantly lower.This also applies to adults, for whom relevant and hypothermia, and a sharp vasospasm.They are adults, often whitefish in the water, being a fly, also often suffer from cardiovascular diseases.The temperature "plug" has not been canceled: optimally to the difference between the air and the water was no more than 4-5 degrees.

Myth 7: after bathing in the sea do not need a shower

It depends on what the sea.If salted Azov (salinity up to 11.5 ppm), without freshwater shower is possible to do.But if the Mediterranean, where the water is relatively concentrated (up to 39 ppm), then, when the skin is dry, begin to itch and ache due to caustic salt.Besides hydrochloric film increases the likelihood of burns and strengthens hair damaged by the sun.Long hold does not work, the most persistent in the evening, perhaps waiting for a serious annoyance.With regard to the ability of seawater to accelerate the healing of the skin, it's another story: the regeneration of the skin, it actually improves, but this is, of course, about the already protracted injuries.It is necessary, however, to consider that, if the damaged area get the sun's rays, they can leave a dark spot, which will be "eye candy" for a long time.

Savelyev Alina

Articles Source: sobesednik.ru