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Fortunately, virtually 100% of COVID-19 in MA now is the Omicron variant, which is proving to be limited to the upper respiratory tract and relatively mild. There is a lot that you can do at home to feel better faster. This is a template made to be used only by non-pregnant adults of this practice. All others, please consult your own physician for advice.

ITEMS AVAILABLE OVER-THE-COUNTER: click here for a convenient shopping list

1% Iodine Nasal Spray

Use it to disinfect virus in your nose. You will need to dilute the iodine that you buy.

  • Buy 10% Povidone Iodine.

  • Buy Nasal Saline in a spray bottle or distilled water and a clean spray bottle for the nose.

  • Buy a measuring syringe that goes up to 5 ml or get a teaspoon and a measuring cup if using distilled water.

  • For every 10 ml of saline, add 1 ml of 10% Povidone iodine. So, if the saline bottle says 44 ml, then add 4.4 ml of Povidone iodine to the saline bottle, OR

  • 5 teaspoons of 10% Povidone iodine for every cup of distilled water. Not tap water. Put in clean spray bottle.

Use 2-3 sprays in each nostril three times a day. Spray into each nostril and snort it back into the nose but don't swallow. If it goes into the back of the throat, spit it out and rinse with mouth wash. Do not share bottles between people.

You should not use iodine if you are pregnant or if you have an overactive thyroid gland or active thyroid cyst.

Mouthwash (Scope, Act or Crest brands)

Use to disinfect virus in your mouth. Use mouthwash that contains cetylpyridinium chloride (Scope, Act or Crest brands, not Listerine). Do not swallow. Just gargle well, swish around mouth and spit.

Use it three times a day.

Vitamin D3 5000 IU (125 mcg) per day from all sources.

Vitamin C 1000 mg twice a day total from all sources.

Zinc 50 mg twice a day. Must be used with quercetin.

Quercetin 250 mg twice a day. This helps the zinc get into the cell. It is hard to find.

Less expensive option:

  • Buy a product called IMMUNE . You might be able to get it by overnight delivery on Amazon.

  • Take one capsule of IMMUNE twice a day.

  • Take extra Vitamin C 500 mg twice a day.

  • Take extra Vitamin D3 2000 IU (50 mcg) once a day.

Melatonin 10 mg at night before bed. You should take it even if you sleep well. It has anti-inflammatory properties.

 

OPTIONAL HERBALS FOR ALL ADULTS WITH SYMPTOMS:

  • turmeric (curcumin) 500 mg twice a day for 14 days

  • honey 2-4 tablespoons daly for 14 days

  • nigella sativa (black cumin) 2000 mg twice a day for 14 days

NOTE:

Not all interventions work all the time. If you are not improving, your doctor will add additional medications or refer you to the hospital. Signs of not improving: heart rate goes up > 100 beats per minute, oxygen saturation goes down < 95%, fevers continue, sweats continue.

 

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