Below are suggestions on how to proceed, depending on what stage you are in. All of these suggestions are from doctors working on the frontlines or COVID survivors. As always, please vet all suggestions by your own physician or provider. For detailed information on budesonide, visit the budesonide tab.


Stage 1 –Protection/Preventive Measures

  1. Use any of the below suggested over-the-counter therapies that doctors recommend and/or patients report have aided in protection and prevention, especially if you think you have been exposed:
    • Budesonide nasal spray (such as Rhinocort) – available at any drugstore, Target, Walmart, grocery stories and Amazon
      – Follow instructions on package
    • Mouthwash– any mouthwash that either that says “kills 99.9% germs” or a whitening mouthwash with hydrogen peroxide
      – Gargle twice daily
    • Hydroshot drink (molecular hydrogen enriched water) – available at h2bev.com. This drink has many medical benefits.
      – Drink 1 can in AM on empty stomach per day
    • Zinc 50 mg once daily OR
    • Silver Bullet drink (hydrogen infused green tea with zinc) – available at h2bev.com. Do NOT take both the zinc supplement and the Silver Bullet drink. We recommend the drink over the supplement as this physician-inspired formula helps you to more easily absorb zinc which protects you against all viruses.
      – Drink 1 can in PM with food per day
    • Vitamin D3 2000-4000 u/day
    • Vitamin C 500 mg (twice daily)
  2. Move as much as you can to enable deep breathing. Walking is good, dancing is great.
  3. Sing – singing is also good at helping you breathe.


Stage 2 – Early to Middle Stage – positive test or symptomatic (regardless of positive test)

  1. Do all items listed above in Protection/Prevention. Note that the Hydroshot drink helps to alleviate the symptoms of diarrhea and nausea. The Silver Bullet drink helps you more easily absorb zinc which is known to fight all viruses. Patients who took both of these drinks have reported a much quicker recovery.
  2. Call a provider in our network to prescribe the needed protocol.
  3. Recover from your home.
  4. Have on hand to aid in your recovery and any telemed visits (available at any drugstore or online at Amazon):
    • Thermometer to monitor your fever,
    • Pulse oximeter to monitor your oxygen levels, and
    • Nebulizer for administering budesonide.


Stage 3 – Late Stage – in hospital

The following are suggestions for you or for advocating for a loved one who is in the hospital and cannot advocate for themselves.

  1. Try to do mouthwash listed above twice a day while in hospital, even if on oxygen.
  2. Try to move as much as you can. Get up, walk around if you can.
  3. Insist that you (or your loved one) be given budesonide protocol (even if on ventilator). Some doctors or hospitals are refusing to treat based on a couple of reasons. See below.
  4. If the doctor is refusing to treat based on “budesonide is not FDA-approved for Covid,” we suggest the following arguments:
    • Nothing is approved for Covid. Doctors are freely prescribing Zinc and Vitamin D. They are not FDA-approved for Covid.
    • Doctors are freely prescribing many other drugs (like antibiotics and Tylenol) that are not FDA-approved for Covid. They are prescribing Tylenol for the SYMPTOM of headache and fever. Doctors can prescribe inhaled budesonide for the SYMPTOM of not being able to breathe, for patients saying “I can’t breathe” as it is FDA-approved for breathing symptoms and lung inflammation.
    • Remind the doctor that budesonide is so safe that it is OTC in nasal sprays such as Rhinocort.
    • Doctors prescribe for symptoms all the time. It is time for doctors to be doctors, to step up, be brave and save lives!
    • Also, you may want to use the Right to Try legislation.
  5. If the hospital staff refuses to treat with budesonide based on the excuse that the virus is aerosolized with a nebulizer and will be spread throughout the hospital, a suggested response is below:
    • Request that the nebulized treatment be administered in a negative pressure room. Every hospital has one.
    • Tell them you have a right to ask for a treatment that works. Patients have a right to choose the therapy they want.
    • If they still refuse, our hospital insider (nurse/attorney/hospital administrator) suggests that you say the following: “I request an ethics consultation with the hospital ethics committee with a complaint of failure of communication.” This creates a legal record in case you need further legal recourse or action. Remember doctors have taken an oath to “do no harm.”
  6. Share the following studies with doctors and hospital: