“Dilute Povidone-Iodine Nasal/Oral Washes for the Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19”
The SARS-CoV-2 virus is transmitted in the air and settles in the nose, and multiplies for days before it invades the body. When sick with nasal congestion, headache, fever, and body aches, the source of symptoms is the virus in the nose.
The virus must be killed in the nasal cavity at least twice a day after coming back home for prevention and up to every four hours during active treatment. This is very important with the Omicron variant, which multiplies 70 times faster than the prior strains of the virus.
Early treatment using this approach is associated with a 71% improvement, as shown in the figure. Also shown is a quick set up at home with povidone-iodine, which costs under $10 a bottle online.
Take 1/2 tsp mix in a shot glass 1.5 oz of water, squirt up nose, sniff back to the back of the throat and spit out. Do twice in each nostril, then gargle with the rest for 30 sec. Do not swallow. If iodine allergic or intolerant, can substitute hydrogen peroxide.