Immunologist Irina Yartseva on the air of NSN told what should not be treated for patients with a mild form of coronavirus. During the illness of coronavirus, you should not use antidiarrheal drugs with loperamide and use inhalers, said Joshua Schaffzin, MD from the Children's Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. The doctor pointed out that antidiarrheal drugs with loperamide slow down the intestines and prevent the body from clearing bacteria and inflammation. Therapist, immunologist Irina Yartseva on the air of the NSN told what other drugs do not need to be taken for coronavirus on their own. “You don't have to accept anything that a person thinks will work according to some of his data. Do not take antihistamines thinking that they can relieve pulmonary edema like any other edema. This is wrong. You do not need to take cough medicine because the cough is dry. There is a slight discharge of cloudy mucus, but this is not phlegm, but runoff from the nasopharynx,”Yartseva noted. A list of drugs contraindicated in the treatment of coronavirus has been compiled. According to her, at first it is not necessary to take antibiotics either. “This is also a common delusion. In no case should you start treating coronavirus infection with antibiotics. Antibiotics are the hospital level if a person has a severe course. There it is checked whether a bacterial infection has joined or not. Studies have shown that the addition of a bacterial infection occurs in 8-10% of cases. This is rare and it is always stationary. Therefore, the treatment at home is mostly symptomatic: antipyretic in a full dose for several days, drinking plenty of fluids, possibly some antiviral drugs. But it depends on the manifestations, not everyone needs them. It will be decided by the doctor on the spot,”the NSN interlocutor added. She emphasized that "no inhalers, mucolytics, saline are definitely needed." “It will ease the condition of gargling, humidifying the air in the apartment. This is very important, especially now, when the air is frosty, dry outside. There is no need for blood thinning drugs, this is also a common mistake. They are appointed at a certain stage. In many people, against the background of the virus, the level of platelets in the blood decreases. If a person, without knowing this, without taking tests, begins to take blood-thinning drugs on the recommendation of friends, he has an increased risk of spontaneous bleeding. It's dangerous,”said the medic. Earlier, Irina Yartseva on the air of the NSN agreed with the opinion of WHO experts and urged not to be afraid of news with statistics on coronavirus.