Newly developed antiviral mouthwash in Thailand kills the Coronavirus
Thai scientists from the Faculty of Dentistry and the Faculty of Tropical Medicine at Mahidol University have teamed up to develop a hydrogen peroxide-based mouthwash that kills the coronavirus in an infected person’s saliva and thus slows the spread of the Delta virus decreases.
At a press conference held yesterday, the director of the Mahidol University Dental Clinic, Dr Surakit Wisutthiwatthanakorn that the preparation does not cause irritation of the oral cavity or tooth discolouration. To kill viruses, it contains a harmless amount of hydrogen peroxide and other well-tolerated ingredients.
According to Dr Surakit has shown that the mouthwash can kill more than 99.9 per cent of coronaviruses in saliva. For example, if a patient had 100,000 virus units in his saliva, only 41 virus units were alive after the oropharynx was flushed with the preparation for one minute, Dr Surakite.
He added that the new mouthwash also successfully kills mutated variants of the virus. Because the fat layer of the virus is also destroyed during rinsing, it can no longer multiply. With the newly developed preparation, Mahidol University mainly wants to supply field hospitals in prisons and military camps, as the risk of contamination in the facilities is high for both patients and medical personnel.
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