COVID-19 has quickly spread all over the world. It usually causes a fever, cough and other symptoms and can be severe in some people. There is no vaccine for COVID-19 at present. Although a few treatment options are now available for individuals who are hospitalised with severe disease, there are currently no effective treatments for those managing COVID-19 at home and are self-isolating.
The University of Edinburgh are running a study called ELVIS COVID-19 to find out if nasal washout and gargling with salt water helps individuals with COVID-19 get better faster by helping to ease the symptoms of the virus.
If you have developed symptoms of COVID-19 including a continuous cough or high temperature or loss of sense of smell or taste within the past 48 hours, we would appreciate your help in this study. We will gather information of your symptoms throughout your illness and use this to see if nasal washout and gargling with salt water helps.
For more information and to get involved, follow the link to the website www.ed.ac.uk/usher/elvis-covid-19