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Effect of inhaling heated vapor on symptoms of the common cold.
JAMA. 1990 Aug 22-29; 264(8):989-91.JAMA

Abstract

A double-blind, randomized study tested the efficacy of steam (technically, heated, humidified air) inhalation in the treatment of common cold symptoms. Two 20-minute treatments spaced 60 to 90 minutes apart were given at the time of enrollment. The active device (Rhinotherm, Netzer-Sereni, Beer Yaacov, Israel) delivered 40 L/min of saturated air at 40 degrees C to 42 degrees C, while the identical-appearing placebo delivered 2 L/min of ambient air at 20 degrees C to 24 degrees C. There were 34 patients in the placebo group and 32 in the active group. Significant improvements in the placebo-treated group were obtained on subjective symptom scores for nasal congestion, nasal drainage, and sneezing on isolated days during the treatment period (40%, vs 25% on day 3, 71% vs 60% on day 6, and 100% vs 67% on day 7). Improvement in nasal resistance as measured by rhinomanography was better in the placebo group than in the active group on day 7 (11% vs -6%). Our study demonstrated no beneficial effects of steam inhalation on common cold symptoms.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH 44195-5045.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial

Language

eng

PubMed ID

2376891

Citation

Macknin, M L., et al. "Effect of Inhaling Heated Vapor On Symptoms of the Common Cold." JAMA, vol. 264, no. 8, 1990, pp. 989-91.
Macknin ML, Mathew S, Medendorp SV. Effect of inhaling heated vapor on symptoms of the common cold. JAMA. 1990;264(8):989-91.
Macknin, M. L., Mathew, S., & Medendorp, S. V. (1990). Effect of inhaling heated vapor on symptoms of the common cold. JAMA, 264(8), 989-91.
Macknin ML, Mathew S, Medendorp SV. Effect of Inhaling Heated Vapor On Symptoms of the Common Cold. JAMA. 1990;264(8):989-91. PubMed PMID: 2376891.
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