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Which mechanical nasal dilators have data supporting their use?

KEY POINT

A review of data on the efficacy of 33 OTC mechanical nasal dilators for relieving symptoms associated with nasal obstruction found that only 6 products had data supporting their use, with external nasal dilator strips and nasal clips the most effective products for addressing nasal obstruction.

SOURCES

 

Kiyohara N, et al. A comparison of over-the-counter mechanical nasal dilators: A systematic review. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2016;[Epub ahead of print].

Kimbell JS, et al. Mechanical nasal dilators for the management of nasal obstruction. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2016;[Epub ahead of print].