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Eye,
Ear, Nose and Throat Conditions
   

 

  • Nasal strips 

    Fergie N, Bingham BJG (Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow, Scotland)

    Do Sports Nasal Strips Improve Nasal Airflow? A Preliminary Report

    J Otolaryngol 27: 113-114, 1998



    Nasal strips cover the bridge of the nose and extend to the nasal cartilages. They are held in position by sticking plaster and tend to pull the cartilages apart thus increasing the nostril width. This increases the volume of air inhaled.



    Whether this improves athletic performance or not is not known.

       
  • Jones JS, Sheffield W, White LJ, et al (Butterworth Hosp, Grand Rapids, Mich; Akron Gen Med Ctr, Ohio)

    A Double-blind Comparison Between Oral Pseudoephedrine and Topical Oxymetazoline in the Prevention of Barotrauma During Air Travel 

    Am J Emerg Med 16: 262-264, 1998



    Blockage of the eustachion tube arising from air travel may take up to 4 weeks to recover.



    Oral 120 mg of pseudoephedrine was better than oxymetazoline nose drops and both were better than the placebo.



    Authors recommend 120 mg of pseudoephedrine half an hour before flight time.



    Comment: Elderly subjects with cardiovascular disease should take this advice after consulting their doctors.




 

 

Speciality Spotlight

 

 

Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Conditions   
 

  • Nasal strips 
    Fergie N, Bingham BJG (Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow, Scotland)
    Do Sports Nasal Strips Improve Nasal Airflow? A Preliminary Report
    J Otolaryngol 27: 113-114, 1998

    Nasal strips cover the bridge of the nose and extend to the nasal cartilages. They are held in position by sticking plaster and tend to pull the cartilages apart thus increasing the nostril width. This increases the volume of air inhaled.

    Whether this improves athletic performance or not is not known.
       
  • Jones JS, Sheffield W, White LJ, et al (Butterworth Hosp, Grand Rapids, Mich; Akron Gen Med Ctr, Ohio)
    A Double-blind Comparison Between Oral Pseudoephedrine and Topical Oxymetazoline in the Prevention of Barotrauma During Air Travel 
    Am J Emerg Med 16: 262-264, 1998

    Blockage of the eustachion tube arising from air travel may take up to 4 weeks to recover.

    Oral 120 mg of pseudoephedrine was better than oxymetazoline nose drops and both were better than the placebo.

    Authors recommend 120 mg of pseudoephedrine half an hour before flight time.

    Comment: Elderly subjects with cardiovascular disease should take this advice after consulting their doctors.

 

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