Common Recipes Found in Branded Mouthwashes

Magic mouthwash aims to heal Aphthous Stomatitis. It works on symptoms like pain, inflammation and irritation caused by lesions. Usually magic mouthwash is a concoction that is prescribed by the doctor along with a recipe for it. A common solution would include at least three medicinal ingredients that work upon various symptoms. Analgesics, antacids, antibiotics, and anesthetics compounds are used in making magic mouthwash.

When a doctor prescribes a recipe it is important to mention the name of the compound as well as the amount in (ml) milliliters or gms to be mixed. A common canker sores healing mouthwash recipe would look like the following.

Rx

Equal proportions of approx 50ml of Mylanta, distilled water, nystatin, diphenhydramine, viscous lidocaine and 500mg tetracycline are blended together. (The mentioned numbers in different recipes listed here are hypothetical and used only for illustration.) It is advisable to take doctor recommended recipe only as they would prescribe it as per severity of symptoms.

Another magic mouthwash recipe that is available in the market by the brand name, Dr Weisman’s Philadelphia Mouthwash is extremely popular. The recipe includes 160ml of distilled water, 80ml of Maalox and 80 mg Hydrocortisone. It is a simple and basic recipe but very effective. The hydrocortisone anti-inflammatory steroid helps in reducing swelling around the sores and in the throat if any. Maalox is an antacid that protects the tender mucous membranes in the mouth by forming a protective layer on it. The shield not only protects the mucosal lining but also aids in painless eating and drinking.

People suffering from major mouth sores that are extremely painful, inflamed and recurring can use Mile’s solution magic mouthwash. It includes 2gms of tetracycline (antibiotic), 20 ml of Benadryl (anti-allergy), 20ml nystatin (anti-fungal medicine), 150ml viscous lidocaine (analgesic) and 100mg of hydrocortisone (anti-inflammatory steroid). This solution should be used at least three to four times a day. About 30ml of liquid should be swished in the mouth, held for about ½ a minute and spit out.

While using such heavy medicinal dosages that include steroid and antibiotics it is imperative to disclose any underlying medical issues. It is also important to tell the doctor if a patient is already consuming antibiotics for some other aliment. Overdose of antibiotics can be harmful for the body and in some cases fatal as well. Usually minor sores that are not even painful do not require any treatment. However, magic mouthwash is excellent and successful treatment of minor painful and inflamed sores or major sores.

 

 

 

 

 

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