Common cold are difficult to treat and patients have to rely on their immune systems to fight off the infections. However, now plasma which is a fourth state of matter in addition to solid, liquid and gases, and is created when particles of gas or liquid become electrically charged can cure the common cold, said the scientists.
It has led to hopes that cold plasma devices could be used as hand sanitisers in hospitals and even
In future, plasma is believed to be inhaled directly in the lungs to treat virus and provide a new way of treating the common cold as well as other respiratory viruses such as flu.
That is study by researchers at Max-Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Germany. Scientists hoped that cold plasmas can become an effective tool in hospital hygiene and will effectively to control viral infections compared with one of the traditionally known antibiotics therapy.