U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 44-year-old member asked:

Why do u rinse your mouth after the inhaler ?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. John DeWolf
41 years experience
Protection: Several oral conditions such as xerostomia, dental caries, candidiasis, ulceration, gingivitis, periodontitis, and taste changes have been associated with inhalation therapy. Rinsing the mouth with neutral ph or basic mouth rinses (milk, water, sodium Fluoride 0.05% mouth rinses) immediately after using an inhaler especially before bedtime can reduce the risk.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Jun 25, 2014

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.