To those expats following the protocol, I’m sure you noticed the increase of ivermectin to twice weekly and the addition of gargles/nasal lavage. This is what I found in buying the latter:
Cetylpyridinium chloride, cloruro de cetilpiridinio (CPC): While many of the US brand mouthwashes sold at Coral, such as Oral B Complete has CPC, I opted to get the local brand Gingivit because it states the concentration of CPC.
Betadine: This is povidone-iodine (PI) sold as Povidyn 10% here. Gargle according to bottle directions. To make a nasal lavage, I also bought:
–Fisiol UB Lavador Nasal (it is stocked with the medications, ask the pharmacist)
Nasal rinse – 3 x daily if symptomatic. Take 1 ml (1/4 tsp) of Povidyn, mix with 9 ml saline solution (2 tsp). Use nasal irrigation bottle or syringe.
I purchased everything at Fybeca. The nasal lavage bottle seems to be a new item for them so it might not be common at other pharmacy chains.
I hope this helps. I would think practicing the gargle/nasal lavage would be of particular interest to those vaccinated who have never been infected with the wild virus, as they could be susceptible to experiencing Antibody Dependent Enhancement (ADE) once infected. For the unvaccinated who chose not to bypass their innate immune system, clearing viral load this way supports it.
I’m grateful to those who commented on my last post and took the initiative to create the Telegram chat group, Cuenca Unjected https://t.me/joinchat/zSAfXph1NtM1MjQ5 A few of us met in person last week. It was good for our mental health to discuss the science, how we are taking back control in our lives as best we can and how to cope with the insanity over this pandemic. If you need the same, please join us!