Edgardo Fuentes & Matías Santos-López
The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges that have been dealt with adopting measures such as prolonged or intermittent social distancing, which may even be necessary until 2022. Furthermore, it has been described that a SARS-CoV-2 contagion route corresponds to the inhalation of the virus. Medications via nasal/eye spray and inhalers, therefore, could fulfill the function of inactivating SARS-CoV-2. Due to the abovementioned reasons, we suggest the following hypothesis: The use of Ocular/Nasal/Oral sprays could prevent the infection and the further spread of SARS-CoV-2.
KEY WORDS: COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, sprays, infection.
How to cite this article
FUENTES, E. & SANTOS-LÓPEZ, M. Can a nasal/oral/ocular spray inactivate and prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection? A hypothesis. Int. J. Odontostomat., 14(4):561-563, 2020.