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Steam inhalation (medical device) for treatment of Common Cold in Adults with cold

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    Bottom Line

  • Treatment with steam inhalation. 6 valid studies conducted, with 394 adults. Unclear effectiveness due to inconsistent findings. Seems safe, may cause irritation of the nose.

    • Curefacts.com -  Evidence icon EVIDENCE | NEEDS MORE TESTING
    • Curefacts.com -  Effectiveness icon EFFECTIVENESS | UNCLEAR
    • Curefacts.com -  Safety Circle icon SAFETY | PROBABLY SAFE

Recommendations

Do not use this treatment:

There is no clear evidence that it is effective in treating cold symptoms. Side effects seem minor.

About Steam inhalation (medical device)

Heated water vapor

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    Target Population:

    Adults with cold, 16 to 65 years old

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    Dosage:

    Flexible, according to preferences

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    Goal:

    Treatment of Common Cold symptoms

Research Summary

  • Curefacts.com - Green Pages icon Needs more testing
  • 6 Clinical Studies
  • 394 Curefacts.com - Tooltip icon Adults Tested
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  • Benefits:

    Unclear impact, more research is needed. The studies already conducted has not shown any consistent benefits.

  • Curefacts.com - Safety icon Probably safe
  • Risks:

    Minor side effects include local discomfort, running of make-up, and, in one study, increased blockage of the nose.

Common Cold Overview

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    Medical problem:

    Common Cold (symptoms caused by viral infection of the upper respiratory system).

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    Symptoms and signs:

    Cough, general discomfort, headache, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, stuffy nose and weakness.

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    Complications:

    Bacterial infections: lung infection, middle ear infection, strep throat, sinus infection.

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