Open and clean: the healthy nose

Open and clean: the healthy nose


  • Giorgio Ciprandi Allergy, Casa di Cura Villa Montallegro, Genoa, Italy
  • Matteo Gelardi Otolaryngology Unit, Department of Basic Medical Science, Neuroscience and Sensory Organs, University of Bari, Italy


nasal functions, nasal obstruction, nasal lavage, internal nasal dilator, external nasal dilator, nasal strip


The nose exerts many functions, mainly for the respiration and the olfaction and represents the first doorway for the oxygen, but also for pathogens. The present Supplement reports some clinical experiences concerning the use of a new internal nasal dilator in different settings, including nasal obstructive disorders, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, continuous positive active pressure (CPAP), and sport activity. The outcomes support the concept that a healthy nose should be maintained ever patent and free from secretions, as impaired nasal function can significantly affect quality of life. Therefore, an “open and clean nose” contributes in a relevant way to the subjective wellness.




How to Cite

Ciprandi G, Gelardi M. Open and clean: the healthy nose. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2019 Jan. 14 [cited 2024 Jul. 18];90(2-S). Available from: