Cardiff: Another Research by Scientists at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom has led them to discover that mouthwash can kill Covid-19 within 30 seconds in spit.
Findings of the study were published last week recognising the “promising signs” that a simple over-the-counter mouthwash has shown in destroying the coronavirus. The research paper is yet to be peer-reviewed but it matches the findings of an earlier study that too highlighted the anti-Covid potential of mouthwash.
According to the BBC, while the research suggests use of mouthwash may help kill the virus in saliva, there is no evidence it could be used as a treatment for coronavirus, as it will not reach the respiratory tract or the lungs.
“The ability of mouthwashes to inactivate SARS-CoV-2 in vitro was tested using a protocol capable of detecting reduction in infectivity,” said the study authors.
The specialists said that mouthwashes containing at any rate 0.07% cetyl pyridinium chloride (CPC) which demonstrated “promising signs” of having the option to murder Covid when presented to the infection in a lab. The scientists, in any case, added that mouthwash ought not be utilized to treat Covid as it won’t arrive at the respiratory parcel or the lungs.
The researchers are now planning to conduct clinical trials to see whether mouthwash helps to reduce levels of the coronavirus in the saliva of Covid-19 patients at the hospital. The results of the clinical trial are expected to come early next year.
The study has come at a time when the world is eagerly waiting for a vaccine against Covid-19. With several candidates showing positive signs, the wait, however, is still long. If the mouthwash trial holds its lab results in the clinical trial, this can prove a potent weapon in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic, which has seen resurgence in many parts of the world.