Topical oronasal povidone-iodine: A low-cost prophylaxis measure to reduce transmission through upper aerodigestive tract procedures |
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Topical oronasal povidone-iodine: A low-cost prophylaxis measure to reduce transmission through upper aerodigestive tract procedures

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Routine procedures involving the upper aerodigestive tract may be associated with a risk of inadvertent transmission of the virus from asymptomatic patients with COVID-19 infection to healthcare workers. Since the nasal cavity and the pharynx are reservoirs for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, it has been proposed that application of viricidal agents like PVP-I in the pharynx and nasal cavity may reduce virus burden and consequent transmission.PVP-I has been a widely used topical antiseptic for over six de...
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