COVID-19 update 15 September 2021

COVID-19 update 15 September 2021

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – There’s another trend that medical experts are warning people not to use to treat COVID-19. There’s a video making the rounds on social media, viewed more than 350,000 times, that suggests people gargle Betadine, an antiseptic used to treat sore throats and cuts, to protect from the coronavirus entering the lungs. There are also tweets, like one saying it kills the virus in the mouth. “Oh, absolutely not. This should not be used for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19,” Dr. Chirag Patel with UF Health Jacksonville. Patel says using Betadine in your nose, gargling it too often or even swallowing it can kill new skin cells. “And if you do that, you can get nausea, you can get vomiting, you can develop ulcers and bleeding in …
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