If I Gargle With Mouthwash, Will It Help Me From Getting A Sore Throat?
In general, mouthwashes do not prevent sore throats. Any antibacterial activity is brief and bacterial counts come back up in minutes.
When bacterial are killed, there is lost of “good” bacteria as well, which suppress the presence of more serious organisms. If you use a mouthwash, you should consider one that contains xylitol, such as Biotene. This inhibits excessive bacterial attachment to the lining tissue of the throat. While vitamin C is important for immune function, taking more than one gram a day is enough. Remember that keeping yourself well hydrated is critical to the health of the nose and throat.
- Posted on: Nov 16 2015
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