Navigation Links
Spraying Saline Water into Nose may Reduce Nasal Passage Infections

A Cochrane Systematic Review has concluded,Spraying salty water (saline) into your nose can help reduce the symptoms of pain and congestion that accompany long-term infections of the nasal passages.

Between 5% and 15% of people experience persistent infection of the nasal passages (chronic rhinosinusitis). Many homoeopathic and yogic forms of healthcare recommend spraying saline into the nose to relieve symptoms, and it is now often recommended as part of a programme of treatment in conventional medicine.

A team of Cochrane Researchers considered the data presented in eight separate randomised trials and 16 other studies, involving a total of 1659 patients, that examined the potential benefits of saline irrigation.

While there is no evidence that saline is a replacement for standard therapies, spraying or irrigating saline into the nose is likely to improve symptoms for people with persistent infections, says lead researcher Dr Richard Harvey who works at the University of Oxford and Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital in London.

No one is really sure why saline reduces symptoms, but it could be because it softens mucus, making it easier to remove. The tiny hair-like process (cilia) that cover the surfaces of cells in the nose often fail to function properly and cant beat to remove mucus, so the saline may help these cilia to work more efficiently. In addition, saline may simply help wash bacteria, viruses and allergic materials out of the nose.

Doctors should consider recommending saline therapy as an adjunct for managing the symptoms of chronic rhinosinusitis, says Harvey.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Inhaling Concentrated Saline Could Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Patients
2. Water - The silent killer!!!
3. Water regulation in humans
4. Salt-Water Pools Good for the Health
5. Water Exercise Found to be Effective for Patients with Osteoarthritis
6. Water borne diseases, need caution
7. Water pills for diabetic with high blood pressure
8. Drinking Calcium Water Can Reduce Osteoporosis.
9. 233 Dead in Mumbai and Thane due to Water Borne Diseases
10. Water Borne Diseases causing More Havoc in Mumbai
11. Hate flossing? No problem, Waterpik? Dental Water Jet will do the needful
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/5/2016)... ... December 05, 2016 , ... ... and relationship-marketing firm, announced today that nominations will be accepted from December ... (ISE®) Central Awards. , Awards include the Information Security Executive® of the ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... ... December 05, 2016 , ... ... Meeting through tomorrow, December 6th, sparks a conversation about epilepsy, bearing down on ... in 26 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy within their lifetime. With such ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... , ... December 05, 2016 ... ... interoperability, today announced that the company will provide alerting technology to Central ... been recently awarded $1.7 million in federal funds as the sole sub-recipient ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... ... December 05, 2016 , ... Dr. Barry M. Weintraub, one ... Surgery, who recently participated in the 36th Annual Cutting Edge Aesthetic Symposium at the ... techniques for getting that perfect, yet natural-looking, nose. Dr. Weintraub, who is world-renowned for ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... , ... December 05, 2016 , ... ... Officer for the Florida Hospital West Florida Region. McGuinness brings experience in executive ... and engaging staff, physicians and leaders. , In her new role, that officially ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/5/2016)... , Dec. 5, 2016  BD (Becton, Dickinson ... global medical technology company, will demonstrate an enhanced technology ... management technologies, including the company,s leading Pyxis™ and Alaris™ ... Pharmacists (ASHP) 2016 Midyear Meeting being held in ... While national data show that approximately 68 ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global ... and Demand Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... , , ... market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.5% during ... witnessing high growth, due to growing female geriatric population and increasing ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... England , December 5, 2016 ... Transitions to Deputy Chairman   ... on selectively targeting deubiquitylating enzymes (DUBs) to treat cancer, neurodegenerative ... has been appointed as non-executive Chairman, effective January 1 st ... of Mission Therapeutics as a non-executive Director in July 2015. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: