Dental professionals searching for effective ways to help patients control the spread before they come into the practice are surprised to learn a simple nasal spray may be up to the task.
You’ve heard of distancing, wearing a mask and hand washing, but what about nose washing?
If 90% of virus load lives in the upper airway, then your nose may the best place to start washing and help prevent spread the virus to others. Xylitol nasal sprays can represent an effective option in preparation for patient visits.
Xlear filed a Pre-Emergency Use Authorization (Pre-EUA) Request with the FDA in December for it’s Xylitol Nasal Spray. “Studies show that regular nasal cleansing may help reduce viral infections, including from the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19),” said Dr. Gustavo Ferrer, a doctor and global respiratory disease expert who has studied the use of Xlear Nasal Spray to combat SARS-CoV-2.
If you have a DentalStores StoreFront, then your patients already have access to Xlear Nasal Spray. You can also purchase small individual use nasal spray bottles to give to your patients at their next visit.
Below are additional references that can help you decide if it’s a viable option for your practice.
- Press Release: Xlear Submits COVID-19 Pre-Emergency Use Authorization Request with FDA Regarding Use of Xlear Nasal Spray to Help in Combating SARS-CoV-2
- DentistryIQ.com: Xylitol becoming a major player in COVID-19 prevention
- ABC4 News Salt Lake City: Interview with Nate Jones from Xlear on potential new use for their nasal spray
- Study: A clinical case study of three COVID-19 patients treated with nasal spray found rapid clinical improvement and shorter time to negative PCR tests
- Study: Xylitol inhibitory properties versus SARS-CoV-2 in cell culture, in vitro
- Study: A potentially replicable means to deactivate SARS-CoV-2 to an undetectable amount of infectious virus