Scientists from Switzerland have discovered that the healing process depends on the diversity of bacteria inhabiting the nose – this variation contributes to a more rapid disposal, for example, in the cold. In children, at least, it was so.
Specialists Children’s hospital at the University of Basel was trying to figure out why for colds some of their patients recover and recover quickly, and others it’ll take more time.
The object of research attention has been 183 of the child, for the first time who has a cold. They had collected the tests. Three weeks later the procedure was repeated.
On average, cold symptoms in all subjects in varying degrees, was observed for two weeks. At the same time, experts were able to ensure that an increased diversity of bacteria in the nose contributed to a more rapid recovery.
“Three weeks after the disease in children who recovered completely, we have observed in the nose more different types of bacteria. Those whose recovery lasted longer, the species composition of bacteria was more scarce in the microflora of the nose was dominated by bacteria from the families Moraxella and streptococci, which are often associated with respiratory diseases,” said the authors.
It’s hard to explain the obtained data, the researchers say. Perhaps certain types of bacteria are more likely to lead to inflammation during pregnancy symptoms worse, and their diversity in the nose creates a protective effect. These hypotheses require verification.
Earlier Magicforum wrote about that being too clean can be harmful to children.