Could fighting the coronavirus be as simple as using Listerine or other common anti-septic mouthwashes?

Maybe?

It would seem unfathomable that the deadly virus COVID-19 could be defeat it with just common household items, but we have come to learn that bleach, hand sanitizer, soap, and now mouthwash could very well do just that.

Penn State in Hershey Pennsylvania recently published a study, and while they did not test Darius mouthwash is against COVID-19, the researchers said they used a similar coronavirus to the SARS 19 virus.

They found some success in mitigating the virus, the spread, and the ability the virus would have inside the human body to leave the nose and mouth area and go into other portions of the anatomy.

And even if it doesn’t work, nurses and doctors will be truly overjoyed at your stay because of your fresh crystal clear breath..

More from the press release:

Certain oral antiseptics and mouthwashes may have the ability to inactivate human coronaviruses, according to a Penn State College of Medicine research study. The results indicate that some of these products might be useful for reducing the viral load, or amount of virus, in the mouth after infection and may help to reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Craig Meyers, distinguished professor of microbiology and immunology and obstetrics and gynecology, led a group of physicians and scientists who tested several oral and nasopharyngeal rinses in a laboratory setting for their ability to inactivate human coronaviruses, which are similar in structure to SARS-CoV-2. The products evaluated include a 1% solution of baby shampoo, a neti pot, peroxide sore-mouth cleansers, and mouthwashes.

The researchers found that several of the nasal and oral rinses had a strong ability to neutralize human coronavirus, which suggests that these products may have the potential to reduce the amount of virus spread by people who are COVID-19-positive.

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