Controversial claims about alternative treatment for COVID-19 have been the talk of the town lately after the White House announced claims on UV Light Radiation and injection of disinfectant as an alternative treatment for COVID-19.
There is a compound called chlorine dioxide which is used to disinfect drinking water around the world. Could this be the disinfectant that the White House is talking about?
WHAT IS MMS?
Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS) is a product that contains sodium chlorite that reacts to acid which forms chlorine dioxide. It generates chlorine dioxide when mixed with a weak acid. Chlorine dioxide is usually used for antimicrobial uses which include disinfection of drinking water. However, a small amount of oral ingestion could lead to side effects such as vomiting, diarrhea, and nausea. Moreover, larger doses can cause fatal effects like hemolysis (rupturing of the red blood cells), renal failure, and even death.
There are limited studies available that can back up the claim that MMS can cure illnesses when taken with proper dosage. Let’s not forget the benefits it gives that has been widely used for some time now.
USES OF MMS
- Powerful Water Treatment Disinfectant – Chlorine dioxide is usually used as a disinfectant as it can help destroy bacteria, viruses, and even parasites when it is added to drinking water.
- Food and Beverage Production – Chlorine dioxide, as an antimicrobial agent, can be used for sanitizing fruits and vegetables as well as poultry processing.
- Oral and Dental Health – Mouthwash that has chlorine dioxide ingredients can help decrease bad breath and prevent gum disease.
- Beauty Products – Chlorine dioxide is also a key ingredient in skincare products such as acne treatment and nail fungus solution.
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This is a brief video showing synopsis of the whole lung lavage procedure. My name is Basem Abdelmalak, a staff anesthesiologist at Cleveland Clinic. He just taught us by examining the chest x-ray where we’re trying to determine which lung was tar first. At our institution, we do both lungs in the same day at the same setting. We’d look at the x-ray and as you see here, I see the typical x-ray image of the accumulated surfactant in this patient’s lung. And we start procedure by hanging the fluids warm, there are 3 liters bags and after using a double-lumen tube intubation to separate the two lungs, we start by filling the warm bong with saline while we’re ventilating. The other man, as you see the fluid is rushing through the tubes and to the non-ventilated lung.
And after we felt that one month we drain it on the other side by gravity. And as you see here, we’re using a chest percussion machine to mix the lavage fluid with the proteins. Help bring it out. You see here the tubing for that machine and in this image here we’re showing how we collect a sample of the lavage. This is a cube of the first sample. As you see the tube appearance of the wash fluids. We do the same for the middle of the procedure as well as at the end of the procedure that kind of gauged the progress of the wash and how much of the fluid we’re able to how much of the protein were able to remove by doing that lavage. As you see, this is L1 the left one the first wash. In the middle of the procedure and at the end of the procedure in this particular case we used about 30 liters for each line.
Now we’re going to go and show you an example of the modified lavage technique. What we saw there was the classic lavage technique where you fill in about between 500 to a liter of fluid at a time. In this case we’re going to do a modified lung lavage technique. This time we felt the lung was about 300 CC to 500 CC of warm normal saline and then we disconnect the circuit and hook up the Ambu bag to ventilate this long with very small tidal volumes about 300 CC or so a few times, three to five times. And after we finished the ventilation process. We use it to drain the fluid in there and then we go back and fill up the lung with the rest of that cycle and drain it out again. That technique is believed to be more spirit technique at being able to remove more pollutants. However, more research needs to be done to confirm that and show the beneficial effect in terms of patient outcome. I hope you found this video helpful to you. You can always reach us if you have any questions or if you have any concern, we’ll be happy to address those. Again this is Dr. Basem Abdelmalak, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at Cleveland Clinic.