Regarding Traditional Wet Lung Medicine?
My friend often sleeps wetting his feet on the mattress so that the mattress becomes damaged and even smells like my friend said it was a disease from childhood or could it be called pneumonia, is it true that it is related to these bad habits, including pneumonia with these habits, thank you
Hello! Thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
You are very kind, so concerned about your friend's health. Pneumonia or pneumonia is an infectious disease of the lungs. This infection can be treated with adequate antibiotics and generally does not last for years from childhood to adulthood. The habit of wetting the feet on the mattress may be a local belief that is done to get rid of wet lungs. However, this habit cannot help in dealing with pneumonia. This habit can actually lead to other diseases, especially in the foot area. Wet feet on the mattress every time you sleep will be in damp conditions, making them susceptible to fungal infections. In addition, a mattress that gets wet can store various bacteria, fungi, and parasites that can interfere with health.
This habit can be said to be harmful to health, so it needs to be stopped immediately. The first step you can take is to convince your friend that this activity will not help him cope with the illness and, if continued, can cause other illnesses in him. If your friend already understands the consequences of wetting their feet while sleeping but is still having trouble breaking the habit, it's a good idea to take your friend to see a psychiatrist. A psychiatrist or mental health specialist will help your friend track when and how the habit started, and then your friend will be helped to slowly break the habit. Giving up habits that have been done since childhood takes time and patience. While you can't break this habit, you can suggest that your friend put plastic mats on their feet so they don't get the mattress wet. The wet and damaged mattress should be dried in the sun to reduce bacteria, fungi and parasites that grow.
That is the explanation from me. If you still have follow-up questions, don't hesitate to make new questions. Hopefully this explanation can help your friends.