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Irrigation better than steam in relieving nasal symptoms

Research we’re watching Chronic sinus symptoms—clogged nasal passages, a dripping nose, or a dull headache—rarely signal a serious medical condition, so there haven’t been many studies testing the effectiveness of therapies for them. A team of researchers from the University of Southampton School of Medicine in the United Kingdom decided to see whether either of two popular remedies—nasal irrigation and steam—work. …

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