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Are betadine mouthwashes really effective against COVID-19? In vitro (test tubes/culture plates) studies do show that providone iodine does kill viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 after sufficient exposure (just as bleach and ethyl/isopropyl alcohol do.) The answer in vivo (in humans or animals) is unknown. (N.B.: That's, unknown, as in, you should probably ...


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Regardless of whether high-temperature steam kills SARS-CoV-2, a technical bulletin from 3M notes specifically that they do not recommend sterilizing N95 FFR masks using high temperature, autoclave, or steam as these methods cause significant filter degradation: https://multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/1824869O/decontamination-methods-for-3m-n95-respirators-...


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Both alcohols, ethyl and isopropyl, can kill several bacteria in 10 seconds or fewer in the lab, including Staph aureus, Strep pyogenes, E. coli, Salmonella typhosa, and Pseudomonas species, some of the bad actors in infections. For M. tuberculosis, it may take as long as five minutes of contact.  Many, but not all, viruses are goners, too, like HIV, ...


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This is how I do it: I pull the skin on the left side of the big toe down with my fingers - this exposes the leftover part of the nail. I pull up the front bit of the leftover part of the nail with tweezers and thus release it a bit. This part of the nail is not attached to the nail bed, so this doesn't really hurt. Using small pointed scissors, I cut only ...


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Chlorhexidine is intended for local use only. From PubMed Health: This medicine may cause serious and permanent injury when placed in the eyes, ears, or mouth. Carefully follow all instructions before using this medicine to prevent these serious side effects. Martindale: The complete drug reference, 34th edition lists the following potential side-effects:...


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