A recent study finds that mouthwash can help kill COVID-19 in 30 seconds. This comes just after a clinical trial investigating the effectiveness of the over-the-counter product to reduce virus levels.
Conducted at Cardiff University, the study found that mouthwash containing 0.07% of cetylpyridinium chloride showed a reduction of the coronavirus.
This research supports another recently published study that found that CPC-based mouthwash is effective in reducing COVID-19.
Scientists conducted tests that closely resembled the conditions of a person’s nasopharynx and oropharynx passages. They used mouthwash brands such as Dentyl.
According to Professor David Thomas, who is leading the clinical trial, “Although this in vitro study is very encouraging and is a positive step, more clinical research is now clearly needed.” He continues, “We need to understand if the effect of over-the-counter mouthwashes on the COVID-19 virus achieved in the laboratory can be reproduced in patients, and we look forward to completing our clinical trial in early 2021.”