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Summary of COVID-19 chlorhexidine studies

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260 patient chlorhexidine early treatment RCT: 79% lower progression (p<0.0001) and 97% lower severe cases (p<0.0001).
RCT 379 mild COVID-19 cases showing significantly lower prevalence and severity of olfactory and gustatory dysfunction with budesonide nasal spray, chlorhexidine mouthwash, and saline nasal irrigation. The control group received no intervention, the saline group received saline nasal irrigation plus saline nasal spray and mouthwash, and the drug group received saline nasal irrigation plus budesonide nasal spray and chlorhexidine mouthwash. Saline nasal irrigation plus nasal spray and mouthwash were administered once and four times daily, respectively. Both treatment groups had significantly lower prevalence and severity olfactory and gustatory dysfunction. Prevalence was lower for the drug vs. saline group, without statistical significance.

Nov 2023, QJM: An Int. J. Medicine, https://academic.oup.com/qjmed/advance-article/doi/10.1093/qjmed/hcad262/7439598, https://c19p.org/jing

173 patient chlorhexidine late treatment RCT: 85% improved viral clearance (p<0.0001).
RCT 294 hospitalized patients in the USA, showing faster oropharyngeal viral clearance with chlorhexidine. Results were better with a combination of oropharyngeal rinse and posterior oropharyngeal spray compared with the rinse alone.

Apr 2021, J. Medical Virology, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full-xml/10.1002/jmv.26954, https://c19p.org/huang8

76 patient chlorhexidine prophylaxis RCT: 61% lower progression (p=0.04) and 57% fewer cases (p=0.03).
RCT 116 healthcare workers comparing 0.2% chlorhexidine mouthwash (n=36), 7.5% sodium bicarbonate mouthwash (n=40), and placebo (n=40) twice daily for 2 weeks, with symptoms followed for 4 weeks. There were lower symtoms and cases in both treatment groups, with statistical significance for chlorhexidine only. The treatments were stopped after two weeks, results may be better with continued use, more frequent use, and with the addition of nasal use.

Jan 2024, Iranian J. Nursing and Midwifery Research, https://journals.lww.com/jnmr/fulltext/2024/29010/a_comparison_of_the_effects_of_chlorhexidine_and.8.aspx, https://c19p.org/karami
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