COVID-19 has emerged as a worldwide pandemic and there is a strong need for identification of any measures that can be used to treat this illness or reduce its transmission from person to person. Povidone-iodine has been shown to have virucidal properties against multiple viruses including against the virus that causes SARS which is very similar in makeup to the virus causing COVID-19.
The investigators hypothesize that 4x daily use of oral gargles and nasal rinses using a povidone iodine solution will help to reduce the viral load in the nasopharynx and oropharynx in patients who are COVID-19+. If this hypothesis is shown to be true this could potentially have an impact on time to recovery of clinical symptoms as well as reduce shedding of the virus by infected patients.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
Study type: Interventional (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment: 48 participants
Actual Study Start Date: April 9, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 9, 2020
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