Mouthwash can kill Covid-19 virus in 30 seconds!

Bhubaneswar: Mouthwashes with 0.07 percent of cetypyridinium chloride (CPC) constituent can help fight the coronavirus infection in people, scientists suggested.

British newspaper The Independent has recently quoted a study by Cardiff University that claimed that mouthwashes with 0.07 percent CPC are showing ‘promising results’ in combatting the lethal strain of coronavirus.

Backing this proposition, they narrated a test they had conducted in the University’s laboratory. During the experiment, they mimicked the conditions of the naso-oropharynx passage of the subject before and after using a mouthwash with the required percent of CPC.

A report titled “The Virucidal Efficacy of Oral Rinse Components Against SARS-CoV-2 In Vitro” based on this experiment is yet to be reviewed. However, it supports an earlier study that had established the effectiveness of CPC-based mouthwashes in reducing the virus’ count in hosts.

Further, a clinical trial on the saliva of the Covid-19 patients at the University Hospital will be made after administering them with some over-the-counter mouthwashes. The result of the trial may be expected by early 2021.

Scientists are looking forward to completing the clinical trial before giving a nod of confirmation.

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