In a clinical study,1 hydraSense® isotonic solutions (hydraSense® Daily Nasal Care products) were evaluated as an adjunct therapy to standard medication in children 6 to 10 years old with uncomplicated acute rhinitis (cold or flu). After 3 weeks of treatment, patients using hydraSense® products achieved primary end points in the reduction of nasal secretion and obstruction (nasal breathing score), compared to non-saline controls. These results were also consistent at weeks 8 and 12.

Reduction in the use nasal decongestants and mucolytics were consistent throughout the 12-week period, whereas antipyretic use was reduced only at weeks 8 and 12 and antibiotic use was reduced only at week 8. There was also a reduction in the number of reported illness, school absence and complications at weeks 8 and 12.

1. Slapak I. et al., Efficacy of isotonic nasal wash (seawater) in the treatment and prevention of rhinitis in children, Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg., 2008 Jan;134(1):67-74.