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Could Simultaneous Nasal and Oral Irrigation Be a Nontherapeutic Tool against SARS-CoV-2?

Cite this: ACS Chem. Neurosci. 2021, 12, 1, 2–4
Publication Date (Web):December 18, 2020
https://doi.org/10.1021/acschemneuro.0c00740
Copyright © 2020 American Chemical Society

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    For the last 8 months, COronaVIrus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been hovering over the planet as a pandemic, and there is no sign of this virus going away anytime soon. In the meantime, life must go on, businesses must remain open, manufacturing must flow smoothly to fulfill consumers’ daily demands, and education cannot be halted. Simultaneously, the frontline workers like doctors, nurses, support staff, and other essential workers are working tirelessly in their respective fields in the absence of a widely available effective vaccine. The question is: What should every citizen who needs to venture out to fulfill their daily business do in addition to wearing a mask, handwashing, and physical distancing? Could we add simultaneous nasal and oral irrigation as a nontherapeutic practice to our personal care list as an additional preventative layer?

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    1. Shankargouda Patil, Prashanth Panta, Bharat Baruah. Hypertonic Saline Use and Traditional Nasal Irrigation: A Possible Preventative Measure against COVID-19. The Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice 2022, 23 (4) , 379-382. https://doi.org/10.5005/jp-journals-10024-3278
    2. Giacomo Spinato, Cristoforo Fabbris, Giulio Costantini, Federica Conte, Pier Giorgio Scotton, Francesco Cinetto, Rosalba De Siati, Alessandro Matarazzo, Marco Citterio, Giacomo Contro, Cosimo De Filippis, Carlo Agostini, Enzo Emanuelli, Paolo Boscolo-Rizzo, Daniele Frezza. The Effect of Isotonic Saline Nasal Lavages in Improving Symptoms in SARS-CoV-2 Infection: A Case-Control Study. Frontiers in Neurology 2021, 12 https://doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2021.794471

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