[Listening] Mouthwashes May Reduce Covid-19 Viral Load in The Mouth

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Some common drugstore items may have the potential to reduce the oral “viral load” of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes Covid-19, among those suffering from the illness, according to researchers.

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In a recent study published in the Journal of Medical Virology, researchers at Penn State College of Medicine said certain oral antiseptics, mouthwashes and a baby shampoo “may have the ability to ______ ( 1 word missing) human coronaviruses” when talking, sneezing or coughing, though further testing is needed.

However other experts are skeptical about the usefulness or ______ ( 1 word missing) of these findings, as the study did not specifically test the SARS-CoV-2 strain of coronavirus, and it did not test the usefulness of the products in people.

Still, Penn State researchers call the findings “______ ( 1 word missing)” and lead them to believe that certain oral rinses and other products tested could potentially help reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2 as well, the report said.

Though Meyers personally uses mouthwash twice a day he cautions people not to use these products in the hopes of fighting Covid-19.

“I would say wear your mask, do your social distancing. Do what you’re suppose to be doing but this could just be an extra help,” Meyers says.

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