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.