COVID-19 Mouth Wash Study

Have you just been diagnosed with COVID-19? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research study at Penn Dental Medicine.

WHAT IS THE RESEARCH STUDY?

Many individuals are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms ranging from mild to severe. A moderate percentage of individuals are requiring hospitalization to relieve those symptoms because the viral load is too great. The Povidone-Iodine Oral Rinse Study is a research study to test whether a mouth rinse containing povidone-iodine reduces the amount of the virus in the mouth.

WHAT AM I BEING ASKED TO DO?

Eligible participants will be enrolled within 5 days of a positive COVID-19 test. The study is planned with 2 phases. During Phase 1 of the study, participants will attend one study visit at Penn Dental Medicine (240 S 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104) where they will be asked to rinse/gargle with the assigned mouth rinse and provide saliva and swab samples.

Interested participants will be invited to continue to Phase 2 of the study. In this phase, all participants will be given the commercially available Povidone-Iodine Antiseptic mouth rinse and asked to use for 1 week at home and participate in a remote visit after 1 week.

WILL I BE PAID FOR BEING IN THIS STUDY?

Participants will be compensated up to $100 for Phase 1 and $20 for Phase 2.

HOW CAN I BE PART OF THIS STUDY?

For more information on how to be part of the Povidone-Iodine Oral Rinse Study, fill out the form on this page.

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