Povidone-iodine for oral hygiene during the pandemic

  • Many patients have no symptoms, but shed viral particles and spread infection
  • The povidone-iodine gargle is highly effective in killing the virus particles, thereby preventing the spread of infection.
  • It is more effective than other antiseptic agents
  • Completely safe when used as a mouthwash
  • No allergies after its use


Khan MM, Parab SR, Paranjape M. American Journal of Otolaryngology. 2020 September-October; 41(5): 102618.