Acta Scientific Nutritional Health (ASNH)(ISSN: 2582-1423)

Short Communication Volume 4 Issue 4

Could Antihistamines Help in the Treatment and Spread of COVID-19 Via Re-Modulating Cytokines and by Reducing Sneezing?

Suna Aydin1 and Suleyman Aydin2*

1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Elazig Fethi Sekin City Hospital, Health Science University, Elazig Campus, Turkey
2Department of Medical Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry, Medical School, Firat University, Turkey

*Corresponding Author: Suleyman Aydin, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry, (Firat Hormones Research Group), Medical School, Firat University, Turkey.

Received: March 20, 2020; Published: March 27, 2020

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  Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses [1]. The latest member of this family is termed the SARS-Cov-2 which causes COVID-19 [2]. Outbreaks of SARS-Cov-2 are now pandemic, given the toll of infections worldwide and the Covid-19 associated death rate [3]. All governments have been taken by surprise and have difficulty in knowing what to do to control COVID-19. No vaccine is currently available against the virus.

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Citation

Citation: Suna Aydin and Suleyman Aydin. “Could Antihistamines Help in the Treatment and Spread of COVID-19 Via Re-Modulating Cytokines and by Reducing Sneezing?". Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 4.4 (2020): 172-173.




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