Effect of 1% Povidone Iodine Mouthwash/Gargle, Nasal and Eye Drop in COVID-19 patient

Authors

  • Md Iqbal Mahmud Choudhury Assistant professor, Plastic Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Nilufar Shabnam Assistant professor, Department of Surgery, BIRDEM Hospital & Ibrahim Medical College, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Tazin Ahsan Medical officer, Upazila Health Complex, Chowgacha, Jessore, Bangladesh
  • Md Saiful Kabir Professor and Head, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, National Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Rashed Md Khan Professor and Head, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • SM Abu Ahsan Associate Professor and Head, Ad-din Sakina Medical college, Jessore, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/brc.v7i1.54245

Keywords:

Povidone Iodine, 1Pq.s, COVID-19.

Abstract

Background: The sudden onset of COVID-19 began in late 2019 caused by a novel coronavirus (SARS-COV2) and on 11th March, WHO declared it to have developed pandemic status. There is still no specific treatment and vaccine available for COVID-19; causing wide spread health problem and concern of the globe. Povidone iodine (PVP-I) is an antiseptic that has been used for over 150 years. It is already proved that different concentration of PVP-I can deactivate COVID-19 virus.

Methodology: In this randomized controlled clinical trial, out of 1113 patients 606 patients were enrolled and divided in 2 groups by randomization after taken consents. In Gr-A, 303 patients underwent mouthwash/gargle, nasal drops and eye drops with 1% povidone iodine 4 hourly for 4 weeks as well as symptomatic treatment according to need. In Gr-B 303 patients were advised mouthwash/gargle, nasal cavity and eye wash with lukewarm water 4 hourly for 4 weeks and symptomatic treatment according to need. RT-PCR test done every 3rd, 5th and 7th day and Thyroid hormone level (TSH,T3, T4, FT4) at 4th week for follow up.

Results: The group of patients used 1% PVP-I have shown tremendously reduced mortality, morbidity and hospital as well as financial burden in this covid situation.

Conclusion: Administration of 1% PVP-I as mouthwash/gargle, nasal or eye drop is simple, rapid and cost effective in reduction of mortality and morbidity by COVID-19.

Bioresearch Commu. 7(1): 919-923, 2021 (January)

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2021-06-23

How to Cite

Choudhury, M. I. M., Shabnam, N., Ahsan, T., Kabir, M. S., Md Khan, R., & Ahsan, S. A. (2021). Effect of 1% Povidone Iodine Mouthwash/Gargle, Nasal and Eye Drop in COVID-19 patient. Bioresearch Communications, 7(1), 919–923. https://doi.org/10.3329/brc.v7i1.54245

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