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Could the sore in my mouth be dangerous? I've had this sore in my mouth for 7 days and its just gotten bigger. Its between where my tonsils used to be and my uveula. I gargle listerine and salt water 2-3 times a day, but its almost tripeled in size since
When I get up in the morning and lean my head back and gargle with listerine, I spit out a brownish flem, does this mean I'm infected.?
Coffee drinker?: It's fairly normal for a bit of mucous (phlegm) to accumulate deep in the throat during the night. If you're a coffee drinker and like to consume your morning cup of joe prior to your listerine, it can 'stain' that brown. The heat from the coffee can loosen it up making it easier to come up when you gargle, but it'll still be brown. ...Read more
Everything that I eat or drink except water has a bitter taste this started a few days ago. I gargled with listerine and salt water. I brushed my tongue. I ate a piece of pie and it tasted bitter.
Everything that I eat or drink except water has a bitter taste. This started a few days ago. I gargled with listerine and salt water. I brushed my tongue. I ate a piece of pie and it still tasted bitter. Why could it be?
Everything that I eat or drink except water has a bitter taste. This started a few days ago. I gargled with listerine and salt water. I brushed my tongue. I ate a piece of pie and it tasted bitter. I have not eaten any pine nuts, unless they were in food.
This somewhat common problem has a huge differential of potential causes such as:
- nasal drainage
- nasal polyps
- bad tooth
- gastroesophageal reflux
- salivary gland obstruction/ dry mouth
- a neurological problem with the taste receptors
and that's just scraping the surface!
you should see your doctor or an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat specialist) for an exam and a work-up. Hopefully, if they can find the cause, they can fix the problem.
As far as pine nuts go, check to labels of the foods you are eating. Since nut allergies are so prevalent, companies are required to label foods that may have tree nuts (including pine nuts) in them. ...Read more
6 days ago 1/2 wheat thin scratched throat badly, then had flu that irritated it further. Alt. Salt gargle and listerine not helping, what to do now?
Is listerine absorbed in blood if I gargle because of a sore throat? So, is it safe to gargle with listerine if I'm on zoloft, strattera, (atomoxetine) omega3?
Gargling is safe: Gargling with listerine is safe with your medications -- no worries. ...Read more
Over the past 4 days I have noticed that the skin on the left side roof of my mouth is peeling. I have gargled with reg. Listerine. Should I worry?
Do I need to take antibiotics for bleeding gums? I ate some chips and bruised my gums and it started bleeding very much. So I applied pressure by cotton and it stopped in a minute or so. I took tylenol and did listerine gargles. I have no underlying heart di
Is there a hidden risk in gargling too much with Listerine? It seems to help with sore throat. I use it as preventive measure frequently.
What is frequently?:
Twice a day or twenty times per day? Excessive alcohol contact on the oral soft tissues can cause problems. Use the product as directed. Also, do you smoke? See below link:
http://www. Medicaldaily. Com/mouthwash-overuse-may-lead-oral-cancer-alcohol-content-raises-risk-carcinogens-mouth-lining-274556 ...Read more
In what order should I perform: brushing of teeth, rinsing/gargling with salt water, and use of listerine?
Order: Floss first brush seconed rinse last. You do not need to rinse with salt water and over the counter mouth wash both. One or the other is enough. I personally prefer warm salt water. ...Read more
My tongue swoll up under neath and I received a large bump that eventually leaked puss, I garggled with salt water and listerine, what's the reason for?
Swollen gland: You may have a swollen or infected major salivary gland. The gland get infected, bacterial or viral, and become swollen, sore, and pussy. The glands can become blocked with stones or plugs. They will become swollen, especially after eating. These may get infected, too. Check with your dentist. ...Read more
I have a sore throat. Is it good to gargle with a mouthwash like listerine advanced, or warm salty water is better?
It is very good: There are many ways to treat sore throat pain. You can use cough drops, throat lozenges, salt water, but the best home remedy for sore throat pain relief is a combo Listerine, (or your favorite mouthwash) and hydrogen peroxide. Of course consult your physician before using any remedy and stay well hydrated. ...Read more
Antiseptic: Listerine works based on the 'essential oils' it contains. These essential oils act as an antiseptic to kill off the bacteria in the mouth that cause tooth decay and gum disease. Listening is a good product, but it should be used in addition to brushing, not instead of brushing. Also, smokers should use an alcohol-free listerine if that is the brand of mouthwash they choose. ...Read more
Crest or Listerine:
Toothpaste will not whiten teeth. Whitestrips will whiten the parts of the teeth they touch, but not in between or near the gumline.
If you want to whiten your teeth, see your dentist and follow his recommendations for tray whitening and/or in-office whitening.
These will whiten all of the tooth, not just the flat surfaces. ...Read more
Not really. Most of the listerine I have seen has a lot of ethyl alcohol in it (21.6%). Ethyl alcohol is what is found in vodka, rum etc. Listerine does have an alcohol free product called listerine zero, but they still say do not swallow on their label.
If the child has bad breath try flossing and/or take them to dental hygienist for cleaning. Children's act mouth rinse with Fluoride is good. ...Read more
Mouth rinse use: How often you should use listerine/other mouth rinse depends on what you want to achieve by use. If it is simply to add more thoroughness to your home care, 1-3 times daily right after brushing is an expected maximum. If you use a mouth rinse that kills oral bacteria, this means that good ones are killed also. A healthy mouth needs a healthy colony of good bacteria. Be cautious on excessive use. ...Read more
Minimal: Just don't swallow itGet a more detailed answer ›
Can listerine be really harmful and a life thread of you use it three times per day in a constant basis? Thanks
Not really: Anything in excess can be bad for you, even water. But listerine is good for your oral hygiene. Theoretically, there are however normal good bacteria in your mouth and if that gets suppressed constantly by something like listerine, other bad bacteria may get the opportunity to flourish instead. But I think what you're doing is fine I wouldn't worry about it! ...Read more