Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University have found that rinsing the nose with saline relieves COVID-19 by eight times. This is reported by the website of “Komsomolskaya Pravda”.
Experts asked about 80 coronavirus-infected people to wash their noses with normal saline for 14 days. As a result, only 1.5% of people from this group were hospitalized with a severe course. Of the group where the nose was not washed with a solution, 10% ended up in the hospital, several died.
According to scientists, getting on the mucous membrane, the virus begins to actively interact with the protein, thanks to which it enters the body. The severe course of the disease can be avoided if it is not allowed to attach to the protein. At the same time, scientists emphasized that washing is effective at the very beginning of infection.
Vladimir Beketov, a pulmonologist at Sechenov University, Candidate of Medical Sciences, explained that rinsing the nose in general helps to reduce the viral load, but this should be done as quickly as possible.
“When washing the nose and throat, immediately upon arrival from a crowded place, you can mechanically remove, wash off that part of the viral particles that have not yet had time to penetrate inside the cells. And it is best to use solutions with sodium hyaluronate for washing the nose: they provide not only mechanical cleaning, but and full hydration of the nasal mucosa,” Beketov explained.
In Russia, 53,457 new cases of coronavirus were detected per day. Over the past 24 hours, 3,719 people with confirmed coronavirus have been hospitalized in the country. 57,019 residents of the Russian Federation managed to overcome the disease per day, 106 patients died.