Is it true that many Thais practice nasal irrigation?
July 2, 2020 1:07 PM   Subscribe

Just read this COVID-19 article and wondering if there are any stats on the use of neti pots etc.
posted by storybored to Health & Fitness (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
"From our experience, we estimated up to 80% of [the National Statistical Office of THailand's estimate of 30,000,000 annual respiratory tract diseases] have been using the nasal irrigation devices." (link)

I would urge caution on this as a COVID19 preventative until the studies mentioned further along in your linked article are conducted. There are a lot of COVID19 "preprints" which are going directly to the public nowadays without sufficient medical skepticism.
posted by metabaroque at 1:27 PM on July 2 [1 favorite]

There's research that suggests they had fewer cases because of widespread mask use.
posted by pinochiette at 2:37 PM on July 2 [1 favorite]

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