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


  • Md Iqbal Mahmud Choudhury Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • Nilufar Shabnam BIRDEM Hospital And Ibrahim Medical College, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Tazin Ahsan Upazila Health Complex, Chowgacha, Jessore, Bangladesh
  • Md. Saiful kabir Department of Dermatology and Venereology, National Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Rashed Md. Khan Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • S.M. Abu Ahsan Ad-din Sakina Medical college, Jessore, Bangladesh




Povidone Iodine, 1Pq.s, COVID-19


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.




How to Cite

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



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