‘I’m an oncologist – this is the nasal spray I use to prevent viruses attaching to me'

There’s nothing worse than beginning the new year with a cold or flu.

The NHS recommends washing your hands with warm water and soap and staying fit and healthy as some of the best ways to avoid getting ill. The flu vaccine may also help prevent flu.

But oncologist Dr Yussef Gaffar has another hack to fight off infections – using a nasal spray.

Dr Gaffar uses BioSURE PRO nasal spray which includes a “silver bullet” ingredient, ethyl lauroyl arginate hydrochloride (ELAH).

The ingredient has been used in a leading brand of mouthwash and gained global popularity in recent years due to its ability to inactivate viruses and bacteria.

The spray creates a barrier in the nasopharynx that protects in seconds and lasts for hours, blocking the attachment of airborne viruses.

Scientific evaluations have confirmed that over 99 percent of the viruses tested were inactivated.

Dr Gaffar said: “I use BioSURE PRO nasal spray which has a unique formula containing ELAH, which prevents viruses from attaching to my nasal passages – essentially stopping the virus before it can reach a dangerous level.

“When viruses get into nasal passages, they can start replicating very fast, and, when they replicate and reach certain levels, they are able to move to other areas of the body, especially the lungs, where they can create havoc. This nasal spray interrupts that process.”

BioSURE PRO Protective Nasal Spray has been proven safe and effective to help prevent infections caused by rotavirus A (sickness and diarrhoea) RSV (common colds), influenza (flu) and coronaviruses, including COVID-19.

It’s £14.95 and available at Well Pharmacy nationwide, Amazon and at

Pharmacist Abbas Kanani warned about overusing decongestant nasal sprays.

He said: “Most decongestants should only be used between one and four times a day, but you should check the patient information leaflet that comes with your medicine for advice about how much to take and how often to take it”.

He added: “Decongestants nasal sprays and drops should only be used for a short time, usually less than seven days. If you take them for longer, you’re more likely to get side effects. This mistake can actually make your stuffiness worse.”


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