Common can eliminate mouthwash in 30 seconds. Researchers at Cardiff University say that some mouthwash contains a particular element from which evidence has been found to fight the virus. University Professor David Thomas led this research which found that the mouthwash that contains cetypyridinium chloride (CPC) can fight the virus.
Study will be done now
The 12-week trial report is yet to be peer reviewed, but another study conducted a week earlier found that CPC-based mouthwash reduces the viral load of corona virus. . Clinical trials are to be performed after these initial results, to see if the mouthwash that is over-the-counter also has the power to eradicate the mildew virus inside the saliva. Dr. Thomas has stated, “Mouthwashes in the lab effectively eliminate the virus, we have to see if they work on patients.” He said that the study will not get answers to the questions related to transmission but it will be seen how long the effect will last.
How do you work
The outer surface of SARS-CoV-2 is a lipid membrane. At the same time, ethanol present in mouthwash can break this surface in other viruses. Iodine-containing mouthwash was previously found to be effective against SARS and MERS. However, researchers say that more clinical studies are needed in this direction right now and its results may come next year.