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Abstract Title:

Hypertonic saline nasal irrigation and gargling should be considered as a treatment option for COVID-19.

Abstract Source:

J Glob Health. 2020 06 ;10(1):010332. PMID: 32395245

Abstract Author(s):

Sandeep Ramalingam, Catriona Graham, Jenny Dove, Lynn Morrice, Aziz Sheikh

Article Affiliation:

Sandeep Ramalingam

Abstract:

Post-hoc secondary analysis of data from our recent Edinburgh and Lothians Viral Intervention Study (ELVIS) pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT) indicates that hypertonic saline nasal irrigation and gargling (HSNIG) reduced the duration of coronavirus upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) by an average of two-and-a-half days. As such, it may offer a potentially safe, effective and scalable intervention in those with Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID-19) following infection with the betacoronavirus Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

Study Type : Human Study

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