Saltwater gargle is recognized as an effective meth treatment of mild forms of colds in adults.
Researchers from Edinburgh University have successfully tested a folk remedy for the 57 volunteers, who were ill with colds, writes Daily Mail.
According to scientists, nasal rinses and gargling with a solution of water and salt reduces the period of exposure to the virus on the body up to two days.
The symptoms of a cold
As shown in the experiment, the participants who resorted to this method is not needed and non-prescription drugs and less likely to have been infected with cold sore family members.
Now doctors are going to install, is it possible to use a method in the treatment of children’s colds.
In the study, researchers asked 30 people with a cold, add three grams of sea salt into the beaker with 100 ml of boiled water. When the solution is cold, the participants had three times to rinse the nose with saline. The remaining volunteers did not affect the course of the common cold. The procedure had to be repeated several days in a row.
It turned out, the volunteers who washed the nose with salt solution and recovered in 2 days earlier than those study participants who did not treated.
Among the 57 people who filled in the questionnaires after the end of the disease, 35 % of participants reported that in their family no one got infected with a cold.
Traditional methods of cold treatment
The results show that people who used salt water, was “less contagious”. The likelihood of a significant reduction in the number of virus in the body they were 30% higher.
In the future, the research they intend to undertake another study on children. Doctors are going to recruit a group of volunteers from 480 children and their parents.
We will remind, the symptoms of the common cold depend on the microbiome in our nose.
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