Mouthwash can kill coronavirus:A study in Cardiff University showed significate result to kill corona virus. It has been announced that mouthwash has the ability to kill coronavirus within 30 seconds.
scientists of Cardiff University have claimed that mouth wash can be a promising to kill coronavirus in 30 seconds. Mouth washes containing at least 0.07 % cetylpyridinium chloride helps in reducing virus transmission as reported by British publications.
According to Sky News, the preliminary findings are yet to be peer-reviewed.
The findings were reported by BBC by conducting some trials on COVIS-19 patients at University Hospital of Wales.
Dr Claydon, a specialist periodontologist, said: “If these positive results are reflected in clinical trial, CPC-based mouthwashes could become an important addition to people’s routine, together with hand washing, social distancing and wearing masks, both now and in the future.”
While the study suggests that mouthwash may help kill the virus in the saliva, but not enough evidence is present to use this as a treatment of coronavirus after it has reached respiratory system..
The findings back another recent study which found CPC-based mouthwashes are effective in “reducing viral load”.
The lead author of the study, Dr Richard Stanton, said:”This study is not yet peer reviewed and published which means it has not yet been scrutinised by other scientists as is the usual process with academic research. It has now been submitted for publication in a journal.
“People should continue to follow the preventive measures issued by the UK government, including washing hands frequently and maintaining social distance.”
Source of the virus will remain
Other health professionals have, however, cautioned against over-optimism as mouthwash can kill a virus on contact but will do nothing to stop the source of the virus as it constantly replicates in the upper respiratory tract.
As the mouth wash or other disinfectants will only kill coronavirus if and only if they were to be exposed to mouth. but once it has reached the respiratory system the mouth wash will not be effective in eradication of the virus from the body.
“It’s still in your nose, in the fluid on your vocal cords, and in your lung airways,” Donald Milton told CNN. “All of these and especially the vocal cords and lung airways are major sources of the virus in the air.”
“Mouthwash or other disinfectants will do little to protect someone from inhaling the virus, said Leana Wen, Professor of Health Policy at George Washington University School of Public Health. “Washing out your mouth or nose won’t prevent the virus from being breathed in. But wearing a mask does, and so does keeping good physical distance.”