Background: The emergence of SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has upset health systems around the world and caused immeasurable losses and costs. Until a vaccine will become available, the recommended prevention measures remain physical distancing and enhanced hygiene. Methods and findings: The proteic structure external to the virus is the main target that may eventually lead to reduce or block its replication in the upper airways. We developed a protocol based of repeated steam inhalation cycles aimed at reducing the risk of progression to full blown infection if performed soon after contagion. The protocol has been used in a single-center open label trial on ten infected asymptomatic or pauci-symptomatic health care professionals. Conclusions: The promising results we obtained with this easily accessible, non-invasive and inexpensive procedure should prompt controlled trials.

Thermal inactivation of SARS COVID-2 virus: Are steam inhalations a potential treatment? / la Marca G.; Barp J.; Frenos S.; Mugelli A.; Galli L.; Calistri E.; Biasucci G.; De Masi S.; Guerrini R.. - In: LIFE SCIENCES. - ISSN 0024-3205. - ELETTRONICO. - 265:(2021), pp. 0-0. [10.1016/j.lfs.2020.118801]

Thermal inactivation of SARS COVID-2 virus: Are steam inhalations a potential treatment?

la Marca G.
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Barp J.;Mugelli A.;Galli L.;Calistri E.;Guerrini R.
2021

Abstract

Background: The emergence of SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has upset health systems around the world and caused immeasurable losses and costs. Until a vaccine will become available, the recommended prevention measures remain physical distancing and enhanced hygiene. Methods and findings: The proteic structure external to the virus is the main target that may eventually lead to reduce or block its replication in the upper airways. We developed a protocol based of repeated steam inhalation cycles aimed at reducing the risk of progression to full blown infection if performed soon after contagion. The protocol has been used in a single-center open label trial on ten infected asymptomatic or pauci-symptomatic health care professionals. Conclusions: The promising results we obtained with this easily accessible, non-invasive and inexpensive procedure should prompt controlled trials.
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la Marca G.; Barp J.; Frenos S.; Mugelli A.; Galli L.; Calistri E.; Biasucci G.; De Masi S.; Guerrini R.
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