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Nasal and Oral Cleansing so important
- MemberOctober 7, 2021 at 8:16 pm
Nasal and Oral Cleansing with low dose Povidone Iodine is recommended by the FLCCC. Here they presented a range of products such as Betadine and Immunemist.com or one can dilute the 10% povidone iodine with nasal saline in a 1:9 ratio of Povidone Iodine solution to saline. But ready to use can be purchased at http://www.immunemist.com
- MemberOctober 10, 2021 at 7:43 pm
I was wondering if people doing regular throat gargles have started to have cold hand or cold feet symptoms? I have read some articles on nitric oxide’s role in blood vessel health, and noted warnings on using anti-bacterial mouthwash. I do not know if this is a credible warning or not!
- MemberOctober 10, 2021 at 9:23 pm
Hello Sq James, I have been in healthcare for 37yrs, I have never seen this reported or studied. I think if you have seen reports on this its non scientific people kidding around or reporting incorrectly, There is absolutely no reason an antibacterial mouthwash would change nitric oxide levels. And cold hands and feet are not related to NO levels. If anything it would be facial flushing. Best regards
- MemberOctober 11, 2021 at 8:22 am
Oral Microbiome and Nitric Oxide: the Missing Link in the Management of Blood Pressure
- MemberOctober 11, 2021 at 9:06 am
Thank you.. the major source of NO in the upper respiratory tract is from the nasal epitheial cells not from the microbiome. In the blood vessel wall, NO is produced mainly from l-arginine by the enzyme endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) but it can also be released non-enzymatically from S-nitrosothiols or from nitrate/nitrite. This is not connected to the oral or nasal cavity.. Having a good supply of L=arginine would be important for NO production.
- MemberOctober 11, 2021 at 9:07 am
studied the oral systemic health link for 25 years.. its very complex and likely not so simple.
- MemberOctober 18, 2021 at 4:52 pm
I tried a few drops of Povidone-iodine in a nasal rinse. I don’t like that it contains Nonoxynol-9. All of the brands seem to contain it. I bought a silver hydrosol solution packaged in a nasal sprayer which I am using instead. Any opinions?
- MemberOctober 21, 2021 at 1:39 am
There are some Povidone-Iodine products that have C12-13 Pareth-9 instead of Nonoxynol-9. One example is the Solimo Povidone-Iodine Solution 10% First Aid Antiseptic 8 Oz. Be sure to dilute to the right concentration between 1% to 0.6%. Diluted solution should be discarded the next day because of reduced shelf life.
- MemberOctober 21, 2021 at 5:47 pm
There is a packaging difference between Veterinarian use, Professional use and retail use.
vet has 0.5% available iodine
professional and retail have 1.0% available iodine
Povidone Iodine has been well documented as one of the most effective of all antimicrobials available. Hospitals and medical facilities worldwide use povidone-iodine (Betadine) as a standard of care in infection control, even though it contains very small amounts of Iodine. Betadine (PVP-1) has been in commercial use since 1955 and is on the World Health Organization’s list of essential medicines.
PVP-1 contains 31,600 ppm of iodine compounds, but it is only I2 that is the biocidal species responsible for its antimicrobial activity. I2 occurs in trace quantities of 2–3 ppm, but even at these levels, it is considered the best at destroying bacteria, viruses, and fungi. All the other aspects of PVP-1 only contribute to its toxicity, staining, and unpleasant taste.
For more than 50 years, PVP-1 has been used as an essential medicine in hospitals and health-care clinics as a scrub for surgeries as well as hand disinfection for surgical personnel. It has been an integral antiseptic as a wound disinfectant.
PVP-1 has also been shown to be highly effective in the treatment of periodontal disease. Jørgen Slots wrote that it is a valuable antiseptic in its treatment of periodontal disease and a variety of other oral infections. His research has shown that it kills all periodontal pathogens in vitro within 15–20 seconds. Slots also says that it exhibits a wide viricidal spectrum, covering both nonenveloped and enveloped viruses, including the periodontopathogenic cytomegalovirus.
Fortunately, there is a new generation of recently patented iodine-based antiseptics that overcome the negative side effects of PVP-1. A new aqueous formulation with 100 times more I2 than contained in PVP-1 is now available, and the nonbiocidal content has been reduced from 31,600 ppm to a few hundred ppm. This new formulation increases its effectiveness, safety, and shelf life, while also reducing staining, toxicity, bad taste, and potential irritancy. It is now available in mouthrinses, concentrates, nasal sprays, and hand sanitizers offered by IoTech International.
Source: IoTech International, Boca Raton, Florida