There are many treatment options to prevent COVID and treat it.
I am not sure why more doctors are not speaking out about this and why the ones that do speak out are being shot down.
I agree with the below. These are generally safe drugs to treat COVID. All drugs have potential side effects. Hydroxychloroquine has been used safely in thousands of patients for years for autoimmune diseases, but it can increase the risk in heart arrhythmias, retinal changes which can affect vision, blood and lymph system disorders, kidney injuries, and liver problems and failure which are rare in my experience. I have seen hundreds of patients treated with HCQ with few side effects.,
All drugs have risks potential risks, even Azithromycin which can cause the dreaded Stevens-Johnson Disease which is very rare.
Also Budesonide by nebulizer I think is an excellent idea. It is very safe generally and makes sense to decrease the cytokine storm the virus causes.
I have looked into buying a nebulizer for our house as this is a treatment that can be done at home.
I recommend everyone buy a pulse oximeter as these are cheap and can be life-saving.
As with treating all conditions, I always recommend keeping in shape, eating a low inflammatory diet (gluten-free, low/no sugar, low/no dairy): this goes a long way to help us fight any illness.
Covid 19 Treatment
THIS IS AN UNPREDICTABLE EVOLVING UNKNOWN VIRUS WHICH GIVES SURPRISES AND TREATMENT PROTOCOLS MAY NEED TO BE CHANGED.
FOR TREATMENT WITH DIAGNOSIS OF COVID-19
-AZITHROMYCIN 250 MG (ANTIBIOTIC) 2 TABLETS ON DAY AND THEN 1 TABLET DAILY FOR 4 DAYS
-HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE 200 MG 2 TABLETS TWICE DAILY ON
DAY 1, THEN 1 TABLET 200 MG TWICE DAILY FOR 7 DAYS
-VITAMIN D3 5000units DAILY
There are other treatment protocols but these have all been tried.
In the above NEJM article, the best journal in the world, they used a Placebo group which showed a higher death rate. All the options are better than a placebo likely. There is no way to be 100% sure which Option is best without a randomized, controlled. double-blinded study, but to place a patient in a placebo category now, knowing what we know, is likely not appropriate.
“A matching placebo was administered according to the same schedule and in the same volume as the active drug. A normal saline placebo was used at the European sites and at some non-European sites owing to a shortage of matching placebo; the infusions were masked with an opaque bag and tubing covers to maintain blinding. All patients received supportive care according to the standard of care for the trial site hospital. If a hospital had a written policy or guideline for use of other treatments for Covid-19, patients could receive those treatments. In the absence of a written policy or guideline, other experimental treatment or off-label use of marketed medications intended as specific treatment for Covid-19 were prohibited from day 1 through day 29 (though such medications could have been used before enrollment in this trial).”
FOR PREVENTION OF COVID IF THE PERSON IS EXPOSED TO THE PUBLIC
Lastly, would add below which I use frequently in the wintertime to prevent common colds and the flu: see
A. Published Way of How to Mix and Use Povidone Iodine [
Apply nasal and oral PVP-I every 2–3 h, up to 4×/day
Have suspected/confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection
Are undergoing high-risk procedures (e.g. those involving nasal mucosal, oral, pharyngeal, and pulmonary secretions)
Are from COVID-19 hotspots
Apply nasal and oral PVP-I prior to and after patient contact (with repeated contact, apply every 2–3 h, up to 4×/day)
Are involved in care of patients with suspected/confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection
Are involved in high-risk procedures of patients in COVID-19 hotspots
Lack adequate PPE (e.g. N95, PAPR)
Optional nasal and oral application of PVP-I every 2–3 h, up to 4×/day
**B. Dr. Cremers’s Way to Use
I have not published this data yet. But I have used 5% dilution of Povidone Iodine for years as a gargle and cuetips up nose to decrease viral loads for influenza and the common cold.
a. I take 1-2 drop of Povidone Iodine
b. I then mix it with 1-2 drops of tap water: suck it up in syringe or just gargle it as long as I can.
d. I repeat this usually 4x per day or as often as I feel my throat starting to hurt again.
e. You may need to mix a few more drops of Povidone Iodine with an equivalent amount of drops for a greater amount. Some studies have published that even more diluted PI works to kill viruses. 5% may be overkill. PI may make you or your child vomit. I do not mind it but my kids hate it. I have used 70% Ethylene Alcohol also for these gargles & nasal swabs which is a bit more tolerated.
Sometimes you need more. Often I will feel my nose or throat feeling “funny” before a virus attacks.
With COVID, friends and colleagues have noted they do NOT have any weird feelings in their throat or nose until the headache and fever hits them hard. Still, if I got a headache & fever, I would still gargle Povidone Iodine (5%) and put it in my nose & massage my neck muscles & do the usual things I do to prevent the full attack and entry of the virus into my bloodstream (which is what elicits a fever).
Thus, I would still gargle
2. PI tastes terrible & can make one vomit, so use with caution initially and maybe dilute it more at the beginning to 23% & hold in longer for 15 seconds.
I still recommend the following:
1. Getting some sun exposure to naturally increase Vitamin D levels without getting a sun burn.
2. Eat a low inflammatory diet: low/no gluten; low/no sugar
3. Consider intermittent fasting: don’t eat until after noon. Stop eating before 6-7pm.
4. Exercise: get your 10,000 steps in at least per day.
5. Pray/meditate: get good sleep
6. Eat green leafy vegetables every day: get y
7. Suck on Cold Eeze or zinc if you start to get sick
Zinc Lozenges: we have 6mo supply on this. If y
8. A good hot shower & a good neck massage can do wonders to prevent the headache that can happen with viruses; likely acupuncture works for this as well –though I would avoid acupuncture during the COVID epidemic for now.