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Hi, can Bill Thompson's Lugol's Nasal Rinse be used for children? I was thinking of a few drops in each nostril rather than a full dropper? Thank you
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It burned like heck kn my nose! Is that what it is supposed to do? I had 2% and put in 9 drops. Yikes!
Did you add it to water?
Bill Thompson's recipe posted on Earth Clinic:
Lugol's Iodine Nasal Solution
To get enhanced protection from the coronavirus, do the following:
1. Fill a small shot glass (for whiskey) half full of purified water.
2. Add four drops of 5% Lugol's iodine (or nine drops if you have 2% Lugol's iodine) to the water in the shot glass. Stir well with a clean spoon.
3. In each nostril, add one dropper-full of the iodine/water mixture and then gently sniff it into the nasopharynx region at the back of the nose.
When you add the iodine + water into your nostrils, this mixture will turn into vapour, which will further act to destroy any incoming virus that you breathe into your nose for several hours.
Similarly, when you breathe in through your nose, the iodine/water vapour will also move to help disinfect and give enhanced protection for the nasopharynx, throat, and lung regions as well.
This extra protection against COVID-19 infection would be particularly useful if you go into a crowded outside area or an infected environment.
This additional iodine protection might also be quite valuable for any nurses or doctors out there who are continually tending infected patients daily in hospitals.
My question is for Bill or Art. I prepared the nasal drops with lugol iodine as suggested by Bill and use it regularly when I go out. My observation is that as soon as I put one dropper of the liquid in to my nostril, it goes straight in to my throat and is swallowed, so does happen in an other nostril also.
My question is that in this case, does it still take care of the sinuses against the covid19 virus in the sinus area, and hope the swallowed liquid does no harm.
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Would putting this solution in a humidifier set to run overnight accomplish the same thing?
Great question! I'm wondering the same thing. Will putting a few drops of iodine in humidifier water also prevent mold and bacteria growth in the tank?
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I purchased Lugols Iodine (12% solution). I don't understand how to use this for the Lugols nasal treatment. Specifications for this particular brand are: Contains Iodide 4% Potassium Iodide 8% Manufactured in distilled water. Based on 0.5ml per drop contains (est. per drop) Iodine 2mg Potassium Iodide 4mg Not a science nerd and hoping somebody would kindly enlighten me. Thanks. Sharon
Hi Sharon, I have used 15% Lugol's Iodine and I normally have ten drops in a glass of milk and drink it but if you are not used to it, just take less drops. I know that Lugol's Iodine kills viruses on contact, and at one time it used to be in natural cow's milk, I have no problems by drinking this strong supplement but I have no medical background so the advice given here is from my own personal use and you can not supplement every day unless you take much less like 3 drops per Glass of milk..
Two drops of Lugol 5% has 12.5 mg of total iodine.
Hi, does anyone have the instructions for using lugol's iodine in the ears?
I use the same mixture for the Nose & Inhalation with no problems but do a test first to determine your tolerance level.
Follow the post from Bill for the nasal spray mixture. You can use it neat but it burns soooo bad it will scare you. I put one drop in my ear and had to make myself go to sleep. When I woke in the morning no more infection or pain. God bless.
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@Bill, Thanks very much for this remedy. I used it before running errands on Friday. I also wore a mask of course. Burned a tiny bit after I snorted the mixture to the back, but not too bad. Definitely went down my throat. I love having the extra protection when I am out and about... and then when I get home. I caught myself touching my nose as soon as I walked in the front door before I had washed my hands. Eeeeks!! Good to know it lasts approx 2 hours. Thanks again for sharing your knowledge.
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Bill, Can you put a drop of Lugol on your nose, would that work also?
Hi Peter...I don't think putting just a drop in your nose would go very far or last long. It will also sting alot in your nose(I tried it). That's why you should just add the lugols iodine drops to a reasonable amount of water as advised. If you do that then more water vapour + iodine will be created in your nasal passages and that's what gives you all the needed protection.
Bill, So I tilt my head backward and put one dropper-full in each nose nostril. Is this correct? Thanks.
Peter from Chicago...Yes, just squirt a dropper-full of the iodine + water mix into each nostril and then just gently suck it back into the nasopharynx area behind your nose to help disinfect that area as well.
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Dear Sirs, Thank you for your e mail with information regarding Lugol's iodine nasal spray as a possible aid in preventing the Covid-19 virus entering ones body. My husband is a GP and whilst very interested in your article, he wonders why you didn't perform a double blind trial. As it stands perhaps the mice would have their own immunity formatting this disease. Can you kindly give me some more information why you didn't choose the double blind trial. Secondly, do you know of any after effects or downsides to basically inhaling iodine and whisky. Thank you very much for your work which I'm always interested in and look forward to hearing from you prior to buying some for my entire family. Yours sincerely, Jean
The reason I didn't do a proper double blind human trial is because it would have cost me upwards of $200 million to achieve a trial result. And I'm afraid I haven't got that sort of loose cash lying around. Perhaps I could have offered this research task to one of the big pharmaceutical companies, but I'm pretty sure that they would have shown absolutely no interest at all because drug companies always prefer chemicals that are patentable -- and they always seem to dislike natural or simple inorganic chemicals like lugols iodine. It just doesn't fit their business profit model I'm afraid to say.
But if you want to see Dr Derry's research which references the mice research by Stone and Burnet, it's here: https://www.realrawfood.com/sites/default/files/article/Iodine-Weapon%20Against%20Viruses.pdf
And here is the actual research by Stone and Burnet(who both also won a Nobel prize for their research on Clonal Selection Theory) on mice using viral mists and iodine : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21006104
As to your suggestion of inhaling lugols iodine with whisky, that is perhaps a rather extreme measure and not advisable due to the many chemical impurities in the whisky. Better to inhale lugols iodine + water as advised because it just contains potassium iodide + molecular iodine + water. Much safer.
Bill, big fan of yours, but I have one question on this study. Did they use human strain of flu virus on rats? Many viruses will not cross species so perhaps that is why the rats did not get infected. Did the control group get infected?
Hi Terry...Iodine has a wide spectrum kill capability across all the various types of viruses. And yes, human flu can also infect animals as well.
Terry - Bill has already added links (see his links below) to the studies that he quoted. Perhaps you could direct your questions directly to the authors. Dr Derry's research which references the mice research by Stone and Burnet: https://www.realrawfood.com/sites/default/files/article/Iodine-Weapon%20Against%20Viruses.pdf And here is the actual research by Stone and Burnet (who both also won a Nobel prize for their research on Clonal Selection Theory) on mice using viral mists and iodine: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21006104
(Niagara Falls, NY)
Love your answer.
It doesn't say whisky, just a whisky shot glsss...
Back in my early enlisted days, I snorted tequila with some special operations folks. I'm sure whisky would burn just as much, I don't recommend it
The instructions did not say fill with whiskey. It said to use a whiskey glass and fill half full with purified water.
Bill, I need some advice about the iodine mixing in a spray bottle I have. Using the 2% solution, how do I mix for use in the following spray bottle. Basic Care Nasal Moisurizer Saline nasal spray 3 FL (88 ML) I need to know the exact mixing of iodine drops @2% & water by weight 3oz = (88 M ), (I`m new at this so please be patient ). For use with a nebulizer @ 2% idione, how long per treatment session?
Hi Rob...If you want to fill and use a spray bottle with the iodine + water mixture then just mix 20 drops of 2% lugols iodine with a full shot glass of water and keep making this iodine + water mix until the level of the mixture in the spray bottle is sufficient for your needs.
Hi Bill, Lugol iodine and water mixture, will you please be specific with cc of water and the number of drops of lugol's iodine to avoid the guess work and cause any anxiety. Thanks, Baldev
Hi Baldev...The nasal Iodine + water protocol is fully described at the top of the "Nasal Lugol's Iodine Rinse for Protection Against COVID-19" section in EC. Here is the original description of how to do it from that post: "To get enhanced protection from the coronavirus, do the following: 1. Fill a small shot glass (for whiskey) half full of purified water. 2. Add four drops of 5% Lugol's iodine (or nine drops if you have 2% Lugol's iodine) to the water in the shot glass. Stir well with a clean spoon. 3. In each nostril, add one dropper-full of the iodine/water mixture and then gently sniff it into the nasopharynx region at the back of the nose. When you add the iodine + water into your nostrils, this mixture will turn into vapour, which will further act to destroy any incoming virus that you breathe into your nose for several hours. Similarly, when you breathe in through your nose, the iodine/water vapour will also move to help disinfect and give enhanced protection for the nasopharynx, throat, and lung regions as well. This extra protection against COVID-19 infection would be particularly useful if you go into a crowded outside area or an infected environment. This additional iodine protection might also be quite valuable for any nurses or doctors out there who are continually tending infected patients daily in hospitals."
I did a conversion check and one shot glass is equal to one ounce of water just to let you know. I don`t drink so have no idea of the subject of shot glasses but did not think to look it up at first, it might save somebody else some time and trouble though.
Thanks, I did not think of that. Another thing to consider is Ionic or Colloidal Copper. It is very effective against all pathogens, including any virus. You can research many things here for free and paid but same information all science backed greenmedinfo.com the research comes from universities, med schools etc. and abstracts are available, check it out.
«small shot glass of whiskey» it is not a scientific or precise expression, it leads to confusion
J, EC is not a scientific site. We are talking home remedies which are measured in "a pinch of this or a scant teaspoon of that" or "a shot cup"!
Actually, the most accepted conversion of a shotglass to ounces is 1 shotglass equals 1.5 ounces liquid.
Thank you, Bill, for your information on Lugol's and the coronavirus. It's very much appreciated. While I take it orally (sometimes) and topically for wounds, I never thought of using it nasally. Another good defense against what's out there! Take care.
You can add Lugo's Iodine to coconut oil then use it in your nostril. Also you can use vick's vapour rub and do the same. Hope this helps.
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Hello Bill and EC, I hope you are all hale and hearty during this pandemic. Since Ted's unfortunate incident there would have been a big gap in scientific contributions to EC. Bill, you have stepped up to help fill that void. Your recent contribution regarding the Lugol's nasal solution is just one example. Thanks for your work Bill and everyone helping out EC. Bill Thompson, you're the man. Stay healthy everyone. Regards, Daniel.
What happened to Ted?
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Iodine Kills ALL Viruses By Yohanan Burket
A survivor of the Avian flu in 2007, I have been actively investigating various modalities to get rid of any type of flu, regardless of the strain. As it turns out, there was a universal medicine used over 110+ years ago that did just that: it completely destroyed all bacteria, viruses, and even fungus. I speak with experience; I can now get rid of the flu of any strain within a half hour. Doctors are aware of the antiseptic properties of iodine, as they use it before operating on surgery patients. However, it is not promoted to the public as a general remedy.
Various Other Remedies for Influenza (the Grippe)
Over the years, I have experimented with various other remedies for the flu, all of which only diminished the misery and the length of the flu infection, but none of which could stop the flu in its tracks.
Here are the various remedies I tried:
1. Vitamin C, 2 grams orally
2. Elderberry, said to be the only herb to be effective against viruses according to research
3. Vitamin D3 or lots of sunlight
4. Honey, Lemon, and Apple Cider Vinegar
6. Hydrogen Peroxide sprayed into the throat
7. Oregano oil, one drop under the tongue
8. Colloidal silver, 10 ppm, a tablespoon at a time
9. Olive leaf tincture
10. Boneset tincture for muscular aches
11. Thyme tincture for a runny nose
12. NOW Amino complete (NOT BCCA; it is worthless, as are any protein sources) for energy
13. Niacin (nicotinic acid) vitamin B3, the flushing kind, in 100-400mg doses
Simply put, iodine kills viruses on contact. Unlike some modalities, iodine in the correct form can even be taken orally. Never take drugstore iodine, as it is clearly marked “FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY”. The reason for this is because drugstore iodine contains toxic isopropyl alcohol, NOT because iodine is toxic. Iodine had been safely used internally for decades before the medical mafia took over in 1911. See the work of iodine specialists such as Dr. David Derry, Dr. Guy Abraham, Dr. David Brownstein, and Dr. Gorge Flechas to see the research.
Some think that colloidal silver is the universal medicine, and indeed, it is a superior antibacterial (antibiotics are antibacterial). However, it only weakly suppresses viruses, and cannot kill them. I know personally as I once offered an antiviral nose spray based upon colloidal silver. The colloidal silver kept the viral situation in my nose from getting worse, but could not get rid of the viruses. Only iodine can do that, as iodine is antiviral as well, whereas colloidal silver is only weakly anti-viral. Of course the concentration of the iodine used is important, and the Povidine iodine in drugstores is only 1% and is essentially useless. To kill viruses in the nose, a 2-3% concentration of iodine is needed. To kill skin fungus, aka cancer, you need a 7% iodine concentration, as proven by Dr. Tulio Simoncini of Italy, a former oncologist.
Dr. David Brownstein writes:“So effective is iodine that aerosols can be effective in sterilizing a room at levels not even detectable by humans.”
Dr. Marc Sircus writes: “I have suggested that people put iodine into a nebulizer for aerosol treatment for transdermal effect into the lung tissues in the case of lung cancer, emphysema, asthma, and tuberculosis.” To which I would add viruses of any type, including mutated viruses and corona COVID-19.
Ways to Apply Iodine to Kill Coronavirus (COVID19) or Any Other Virus
The highly contagious Coronavirus can enter the body through the nose, mouth, eyes, and ears. Yes, even the ears can receive viruses. Taking iodine in the form of Lugol's iodine internally is a good first step, but one must start with a small dosage and work up to larger doses over a period of weeks to avoid severe itching, especially in people over 50.
Lugol's iodine is elemental iodine mixed with potassium iodide to make it soluble in distilled water, and was discovered by Dr. Lugol in France in 1829. It is the best and safest form of iodine, in my opinion.
Iodine taken Internally
Standard Lugol's iodine contains 6.2 mg per drop, where 100 drops equals 1 level teaspoon. This is the European standard drop. The American drop is defined to be 70 drops per level teaspoon. Iodine doctors suggest a daily dose of around 2 drops daily for optimum health. For cancer patients, the dosage can go up to 300 mg every other day, called pulsed dosing. Iodine, besides being essential for the brain and thyroid, is also utilized by several other organs in the body, including the skin. Taking iodine only internally will not make one immune from a direct viral attack, however.
Gargling with Iodine
Putting roughly 10 drops of Lugol's iodine into 50 ml of water and gargling with it will instantly get rid of coughing, meaning coughing is completely gone within a half hour. I offer two concentrations of Lugol's iodine. Hormone Catalyst is Lugol's iodine at 6.2 mg/drop, and External Tumor Remover is Strong Lugol's iodine (without alcohol) at 8.7 mg/drop.
Using Iodine Nose Drops
Carrying a nasal sprayer with you is convenient when you are not at home, as you can kill viruses that enter your nasal passages instantly with diluted iodine. I offer the Virus Terminator, which contains diluted Lugol's iodine with colloidal silver. It offers a one-two punch to any type of pathogen that enters your nostrils. A large, 250 ml Virus Terminator Refill bottle is also available.
Using Iodine in a Nebulizer
The same concentration of iodine used in the nasal sprayer can be put into a nebulizer, which has the advantage of sterilizing not only the throat, mouth, and nose, but also your eyes and ears. The portable, battery powered Nebulizer can be taken anywhere, but the downside is its cost.
Using Iodine in a Humidifier
The older steam humidifier or the newer cold mist humidifer are good for sterilizing rooms. I've discovered that a concentration of 15 drops of Hormone Catalyst (6.2 mg/drop) per 100 ml. (100 ml = 3.4 oz U.S.).
Using Iodine in a Vaping Device
The electronic cigarettes have a provision to add external liquids to the base liquids. The base liquids are provided by the Vaping stores, namely Vegetable Glycerine and Propylene Glycol. I will offer the mixture for customers complete with the addition of an appropriate amount of iodine. The Vaping device is a low cost alternative to the Nebulizer, only costing one third as much, and is just as portable. It fills the lungs with iodine completely, eliminating any lurking viruses or bacteria. When exhaling, you can also blow the “smoke” out of your nostrils to disinfect them, too. It is a superb solution for someone who already has coronavirus. I am now offering the iodine cigarette (vaping device), minus tobacco or nicotine.
Using Iodine Away From Home
The Virus Terminator nasal spray, the vaping device, and the battery operated portable nebulizer are all good products to take with you to work or any other public outing. A small, 30 ml bottle of Hormone Catalyst (Lugol's iodine) is handy if you want to also be able to gargle to promptly get rid of a cough.
Be sure to visit Out of the Box Remedies.com to order anti-COVID19 iodine products.
Hi Yohanan, I'd also like to know your website if you have one. Many Thanks, Paula
Good info, thank you. Colloidal Ag at 10 ppm is too low a concentration to have much effect. 70 ppm is supposed to be the sweet spot according to some knowledgeable in its use. Iodine is really versatile and has many uses. It would be worthwhile for people that haven't studied much on it to do some research into its many uses and applications. Stay healthy all my EC friends.
Hi Yohanan, I'm Zal from Israel too. Here is my protocol for any imaginable virus. I don't know if I ever was infected. Maybe I was, and some days I felt like I did. So at the first imaginable slight sign of coming flu, or sneezing..or whatever, I immediately did the following. I actually do that since yrs before CV19. I warm up water (mineral) almost to the boiling point. But before that, I put in a large glass (IKEA big glass cup) a half tsp of coconut oil, half tsp turmeric, quarter tsp cayenne, 1/8th tsp cinnamon, and a little black pepper. Pour hot water, about 3/4 of the glass. Stir well for a minute, cover. Wait about 20 minutes (I go for a walk with our dog). Then put in a large spoon of raw honey(I use eucalyptus honey). Stir until dissolved. Then the very Last thing you put in is Oil of OREGANO, 3-5 drops. I guarantee you it will kill even ebola! I do all that when I up at around 4 AM, and go outside at 4:30 am. When I'm back I drink the mix. I was also taking 4-6 oregano drops with a little water and followed with raw Honey, when coming back from shopping. I also used Colloidal Silver, 1 tsp 2-3 times a day. Turmeric we use with every food. But we're vegans/vegetarians. The mix I keep drinking today too, after CV19 is successfully contained in Israel in quite a short time.
(Mountain City, Tn)
Bill, How long should this treatment of Lugol's and water up the nose protect against viruses for please?
Hi Clare...The nasal iodine should last for about 2 hours. Don't forget that you should also wear a face mask as well. If you go outside all day then you can make several batches using the iodine + water recipe and just fill up a small, empty 30 ml dropper bottle with the iodine + water and take it with you for topping up the nasal passages whenever necessary.
Bill, I tried the water mix nasal spray but it does not disperse - atomize like I thought it would, just a flush of liquid. My question do you know if I use a nasal saline solution instead of water, will it have the same effect in killing any virus - bacteria ? Do you of any saline or something similar that could be inhaled-sprayed in to the lungs instead of water?
Hi Rob...As I've advised, it's probably easier and best if you add measured amounts in your nose with a dropper. You can certainly try using a nasal sprayer but that's likely more awkward and perhaps messier in my opinion. Also, there's really no need to use saline solution because iodine kills a wider range of pathogens anyway. So perhaps best to just use lugols iodine drops + water as advised.
I have 15% lugol's and can't do the maths to make it the correct dilution for nasal spray and gargle, can anyone help please?