Using antiseptic mouthrinses to reduce sars-cov2 oral viral load

Antonio D'Addona, Michele Benegiamo, Angelo Sammarro, Franklin Garcia-Godoy

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Virucidal activity of Povidone-Iodine (PVP-I) have not yet been performed specifically on SARS-CoV-2. There have been in vitro studies demonstrating its effectiveness against multiple viruses including related coronaviruses. PVP-I could be effective to reduce viral load from asymptomatic COVID-19 patients and also provide a protective oropharyngeal hygiene measure for the health professionals.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-2
Number of pages2
JournalElectronic Journal of General Medicine
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Coronavirus
  • Risk management
  • Oral health
  • COVID-19


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