IODINE DROPS BUY ONE OF EACH NASAL SPRAY
From Elemental Iodine Source Not Seaweed
Read the research below and at the links following. The evidence is growing and being shared with concerned people who wish to use natural means whenever possible.
The research is peer reviewed directly from PubMed and it is promising.
Epub 2021 Mar 15.
Can povidone iodine gargle/mouthrinse inactivate SARS-CoV-2 and decrease the risk of nosocomial and community transmission during the COVID-19 pandemic? An evidence-based update
Aditi Chopra 1, Karthik Sivaraman 2, Raghu Radhakrishnan 3, Dhanasekar Balakrishnan 2, Aparna Narayana 2
- PMID: 33747261
- PMCID: PMC7959263
The Coronavirus disease in 2019 (COVID-19), also referred to as the novel 'CoV19 (nCov19)' is caused by a new coronavirus strain similar to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV-2). SARS-CoV-2 spreads via respiratory droplets, saliva, or direct contact. Therefore it is important to control the viral load in the saliva and respiratory secretions. One of the most simple and cost-effective measures that can be adopted by the public and healthcare professionals to prevent cross-contamination and community transmission, is the implementation of effective oral and throat hygiene. Recent evidence has confirmed that 0.5% povidone iodine (PVP-I) mouthrinse/gargle for 30 s can reduce SARS-CoV-2 virus infectivity to below detectable levels. PVP-I can even interrupt SARS-CoV-2 attachment to oral and nasopharyngeal tissues and lower the viral particles in the saliva and respiratory droplets. Thus, the use of PVP-I mouthrinse as a prophylactic measure has been advocated across the globe to reduce disease transmission. Although the efficacy of PVP-I against SARS-CoV-2 is proven, no review articles have yet discussed the evidence and mechanisms of PVP-I against the SARS-CoV-2. Thus, this paper highlights the rationale, safety, recommendations, and dosage of PVP-I gargle/mouthrinse as an effective method to decrease the viral loads during the pressing times of COVID-19.
Infectious Disease Management and Control with Povidone Iodine (nih.gov) source of 6 additional studies
Plus this long list after the article...scroll down on the page at NIH
Can povidone iodine gargle/mouthrinse inactivate SARS-CoV-2 and decrease the risk of nosocomial and community transmission during the COVID-19 pandemic? An evidence-based update - PubMed (nih.gov)