There are no more effective ways to prevent acute respiratory viral infections than careful hygiene, regular irrigation of the nose with saline, constant ventilation of the room while maintaining normal conditions (humidity 40-50%, air temperature not higher than 22 degrees) and, of course, modern immunization to protect against influenza.
Do nasal sprays or ointments help?
To date, there are no high-quality studies that would show the effectiveness and safety of disinfectant sprays for the nose and mouth as a prevention of SARS. This, by the way, is natural: any substance is quickly washed off by saliva, its concentration cannot be physically supported. True, recent studies have shown that treating hands with disinfectants reduces morbidity and is an effective preventative measure. Continue reading