Nasal pH measurement: a reliable and repeatable parameter.

  title={Nasal pH measurement: a reliable and repeatable parameter.},
  author={R. James A. England and Jarrod J. Homer and Lindsey Knight and Stephen R. Ell},
  journal={Clinical otolaryngology and allied sciences},
  volume={24 1},
The nasal mucosal pH is approximately 5.5-6.5, and increases in rhinitis to 7.2-8.3. This knowledge has not led to the widespread measurement of the nasal mucosal pH as an objective clinical parameter. The purpose of this study was to assess whether repeatable measures of nasal mucosal pH could be obtained in the clinical setting. Fifty-four adults without nasal symptoms were prospectively recruited. Using a semi-disposable antimony pH catheter, the nasal mucosal pH was measured in four… 

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