After listening to Dr. McCullough ( link ) , I went to Walgreens and bought a bottle of 10% Povidone-Iodine solution, a small 1.5 oz bottle called “Nasal Spray” which is just a saline solution,
EDITED: I later heard from a company that markets a virus killing nasal spray – check them out: https://www.cofixrx.com/in-store-availability Eliminates math and guesswork for you, and the money isn’t all that different.
CONTINUED: It looks like I can get to a 1% iodine/saline solution as follows: (I’ll give the answer down below, but also put a round-about way of getting there.
First, tried to set it up with algebra: 44 ml + X 10% = N 1%
and frankly that didn’t seem to help me much, even if it is technically correct.
I could see that if I started with
44 of 0% saline , and added 44 of 10% iodine that I would get 88 of 5% iodine.
So that seemed like a step in the right direction.
It looked like adding 22 would get me to a 2.5%, and so therefore 11 would get me to a 1.25%.
I believe below is the proportion you want to do:
Assuming that if you get about 5ml, you’ve got about .5ml of the concentrated iodine:
|10% iodine:||5.5 ish ml, giving you .5 concentrate|
|total||49.5 with .5 concentrate|
|and||.5 divided by 49.5 comes out to close to 1%|
Then, as luck would have it, 1 teaspoon is right at 5 ml. https://duckduckgo.com/?q=milliliters+tsp&ia=answer
So all you have to do is open up your nasal spray bottle, sqeeze the air out, fill a teaspoon, then quickly flip the nasal spray bottle over into the iodine
solution, and suck it into the bottle. It will go easily.
Just nobody tell my wife that due to a math error, this first batch is double strength and gives us double the kick that the good doctor recommended. Hey, I’m not a pharmacist, please do your own math. I squirted it once and breathed a bit to get some impact, then blew the orangey stuff all back out. And 30 minutes later I still feel a bit of a tingle. I’ve already had my butt kicked by a flu this season, so maybe I’ll never really know if I was protected or not, but it’s such an easy preventative. Don’t you wonder why, instead of masks, this wasn’t recommended since last year?