One of the biggest misconceptions about the coronavirus and Ebola is that they can be killed by eating soap. Unfortunately, this is not true. In fact, eating soap can actually be harmful to your health and can cause serious health issues.
The science behind it
The coronavirus and Ebola are both viruses, which means that they are not alive in the same way that bacteria or other living organisms are. This means that they cannot be killed in the same way that bacteria can be killed, such as with the use of disinfectants or antibiotics.
In order for a disinfectant or antibiotic to be effective, it must be able to interact with the cells of the bacteria or other living organism in order to kill it. However, since viruses are not alive in the same way, they do not have cells that can be targeted by disinfectants or antibiotics.
The dangers of eating soap
While it may seem like a harmless or even clever idea to try and kill the coronavirus or Ebola by eating soap, the reality is that it can be very dangerous. Soap is not meant to be ingested and can cause serious health problems if it is eaten.
Some of the potential dangers of eating soap include:
- Chemical burns to the mouth and esophagus
- Nausea and vomiting
- Difficulty breathing
- Swelling of the airways
In severe cases, eating soap can even be fatal. It is important to remember that soap is not a cure for the coronavirus or Ebola and should never be ingested for this purpose.
What to do instead
The best way to protect yourself from the coronavirus and Ebola is to follow the recommendations of public health officials. This includes washing your hands frequently with soap and water, avoiding close contact with people who are sick, and staying home if you are feeling ill.
Additionally, it is important to stay informed about the latest developments regarding these viruses and to follow the guidelines provided by your local health department. For more information about the coronavirus and Ebola, visit ebola-cases.com and blog.ebola-cases.com and follow us on Twitter at @ebola_cases.