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Wed Nov 18, 2020, 05:01 AM

Mouthwash could kill coronavirus in matter of 30 seconds, new study indicates


The researchers conducted the tests at the university laboratory, mimicking the conditions of an individual's oropharynx passage.
By Snow Digon
November 18, 2020 07:57 GMT

There may be a new way to effectively kill coronavirus, and it might be found in the basic toiletries you have at home. A recent study showed that mouthwash may effectively kill coronavirus in the mouth in just a matter of 30 seconds.

Research by Cardiff University, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, showed promising indicators that a mouthwash that has 0.07 percent cetypyridinium chloride (CPC) may combat the virus. The study noted that it could kill the virus in just 30 seconds.

The researchers made the tests at the university laboratory. They tried to mimic the conditions of an individual's oropharynx passage. They then used mouthwash to see if it would be able to kill the virus.

Thereafter, a clinical trial will be examining how effective over-the-counter mouthwash will be in reducing the amount of coronavirus in the saliva of COVID-19 patients at the University Hospital of Wales. Since the clinical trial will still be carried out, the results are expected to be published in early 2021. The only brand of mouthwash that participated in the 12-week clinical trial was Dentyl.

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https://www.ibtimes.co.uk/mouthwash-could-kill-coronavirus-matter-30-seconds-new-study-indicates-1686099

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Judi Lynn Nov 2020 OP
AZ8theist Nov 2020 #1
LSFL Nov 2020 #2
rainy Nov 2020 #3
highplainsdem Nov 2020 #6
Sherman A1 Nov 2020 #4
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 2020 #5
matt819 Nov 2020 #7
Wicked Blue Nov 2020 #8
Javaman Nov 2020 #9
matt819 Nov 2020 #10
Warpy Nov 2020 #11
ProfessorGAC Nov 2020 #12
NNadir Nov 2020 #13
SCantiGOP Nov 2020 #14
Talitha Nov 2020 #15

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 18, 2020, 05:41 AM

1. Oh, great!!

Now the mouthwash aisle will be empty....

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 18, 2020, 06:02 AM

2. Can I inject this with my bleach?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 18, 2020, 07:28 AM

3. I think saltwater gargling kept Covid from

spreading to my lungs. Read an article later about not letting the virus go past your throat to your lungs.

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Response to rainy (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 18, 2020, 07:52 AM

6. I'm glad your lungs weren't affected. Here's an OP on gargling with salt water, from last March:

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 18, 2020, 07:32 AM

4. Well, it certainly couldn't hurt

In any case.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 18, 2020, 07:46 AM

5. Sure, but let's hope trumpanzees don't take it the wrong way


"I don't need no effing mask! I gargled this morning!" (whether they did or not)

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 18, 2020, 08:39 AM

7. You do realize...

That people are going to start downing bottles of mouthwash, right?

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Response to matt819 (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 18, 2020, 02:03 PM

8. Mouthwash mixed with bleach,

over ice, with a twist

The Trump cocktail

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Response to matt819 (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 18, 2020, 02:14 PM

9. "so detective, what the cause of death?"

Drowned in his own mouthwash, but he does still appear to be minty fresh.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 18, 2020, 03:13 PM

10. And Covid-free

So I guess that counts as a win to the maskless set.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 18, 2020, 05:34 PM

11. Unfortunately, spraying Listerine up your nose isn't much of an option

and the nasopharynx seems to be the first place the virus sets up housekeeping.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 08:06 PM

12. Kills The Virus? Really?

The proper usage is destroy, or denature, the virus.
Microbiologists don't say "kill a virus.". Aside from the ability to parasitically reproduce, it's not alive.
Picking a technical nit! But, it is a report on a scientific finding. Scientific accuracy seems a reasonable expectation.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 12:51 PM

13. Thank you for this. Duly noted...

I have recently worked on some metabolic issues concern with virocidal quartenary amines, and will certainly check mouthwashes I buy to see this ingredient is included.

I'm happy to report that the amines on which we worked displayed fast metabolism and rapid excretion, although those with which we worked were similar, but not identical, compounds.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 05:48 PM

14. My dentist told me years ago

That if he had to choose between just brushing and using mouthwash, he would choose the mouthwash.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 11:54 PM

15. The mention of salt water made me think of something.

The covid virus seems to like our nasal area and sinuses, so I wonder if flushing with a Neti pot would be useful.

If gargling with salt water helps prevent it from proceeding to the lungs, it makes sense that 'maybe' a Neti pot would help keep our sinuses cleaned out.

Thoughts, anyone?

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