Coronavirus update: Hay fever nasal spray can offer protection – This Morning’s Dr Chris

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A new study adds to the existing body of evidence that suggests nasal sprays can bolster your defences against coronavirus. The study in question deployed the Taffix spray, but as Dr Chris explained on This Morning, a hay fever nasal spray can deliver the same results. “Nasal sprays that protect against hay fever work the same way but can do the same against viruses and bacteria,” he said.

As Dr Chris explained to Holly and Phil, nasal sprays contain powder, the powder coats the lining of the nose and with the moisture inside the nose it forms of a protective gel.

This forms a barrier that prevents the virus from getting into the body, he said.

The renewer interest in nasal sprays comes after a Taffic, Israeli-made nasal spray appears to have contributed to a reduced infection rate among worshippers celebrating Jewish new year.

Of 83 worshipers who used the spray as instructed before Rosh Hashanah prayers and for the following two weeks, just two contracted coronavirus.

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The study was conducted by makers of the Taffix spray, Nasus Pharma, along with scientists from the University of Haifa, the University of Virginia, and the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem…

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