Friday, June 26, 2020

Does Gargling with Salt Water Help Treat C-Virus?; Diabetes Drug Combats Some Severe Symptoms, and Other C-Virus Updates

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Scientists are testing to see if gargling and flushing out your nose with salty water could be a simple treatment to help fight the coronavirus.
A team at the University of Edinburgh previously discovered that using saline solutions noticeably reduced common colds by two or more days.
They are now starting fresh tests to see if it does the same for COVID-19, and are recruiting volunteers for the trial dubbed COVID-19 ELVIS, for Edinburgh and Lothians Viral Intervention Study.
“As COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus we do not know if nasal washout and gargling salty water will have the same effect as previously seen in other strains,” the Scottish team said.
LINK: Diabetes drug combats some severe COVID-19
symptoms in women, study says
The study hopes to see if it will “reduce the duration of symptoms and transmission to others in the same household.”
The team’s previous study, published last year, suggested that using salt water reduced common colds by an average of two-and-a-half days.
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