Issue N# 2 - 1999
Nasal washing with Physiomer... the first 10 years (1988-1998)
Authors : L. Traissac, C. Ohayon-Courtes, Ph. Dufour, L. Bordenave (Bordeaux)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol 1999;120,2:133-135.
Article published in french
The authors present the story of Physiomer. It began in 1988 in Goemar's 'Laboratory of the Sea', with an original idea of making a product manufatured from sea water and transforming it into an isotonic solution, while preserving all the elements of natural sea water, specially the trace elements and the alkaline PH. Scientific analysis has shown that the chemical composition of the product is true to the original, and that it has a positive action on cellular growth in respiratory tract mucosa in experimental culture, and it is very well tolerated. Clinical tests using nasal washings have confirmed beneficial action on the nasal and sinus mucosa in medical disease and after surgery. Tests have been carried out on 410 cases, 344 of which were treated with Physiomer, and on 199 cases after surgery on the nose or sinuses. Physiomer nasal washings have proved their value. It now remains for all the potential qualities of sea water to be demonstrated, using other preparations or other combinations.