BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Baton Rouge General researchers are looking for participants to take part in a clinical trial studying whether a new at-home nasal spray can work for COVID-19 prevention.
Rhinologist Dr. Henry Barham says that they are seeking trial participants who have not had COVID-19 and are somewhere between the ages of 18 and 65 years old.
“The initial data is very encouraging, and through this trial, we hope to find that a safe, effective prevention option that acts as a barrier of defense against upper respiratory infections like COVID-19,” said Dr. Barham.
Baton Rouge General says the clinical trial includes:
- Using a self-administered nasal spray
- Four study-related office visits over the course of six weeks
According to Baton Rouge General, “while the COVID-19 vaccines stimulate adaptive or “memory” immunity by causing antibodies, the nasal spray studies innate immunity, which acts as the defense system a person is born with and serves as the first line of defense in preventing infection.”
For more information about the clinical trial, call 225-819-1181 or visit sinusandnasalspecialists.com.