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Dr. Lynne Weixel
48 Doctors shared insights

Magic Mouthwash (Overview)

Magic mouthwash is a common cold or symptom agent.


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What's in magic mouthwash?

What's in magic mouthwash?

Many ingredients: Mary's magic mouthwash was initially formulated for patients on chemo therapy for cancer and it is usually a combination of lidocain for pain relief, corticosteroids for suppressing inflamation, antifungal medications to prevent thrusth and antibacterial to prevent gum disease. This can easily be abused due to too many many medications and should not be used routinely unless necessary. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
48 Doctors shared insights

Magic Mouthwash (Overview)

Magic mouthwash is a common cold or symptom agent.


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Why is the taste of magic mouthwash so bad?

Why is the taste of magic mouthwash so bad?

Lidocaine: Generally a "magic mouth rinse" contains a numbing agent called viscous lidocaine. This is most likely the agent that tastes bad. ...Read more

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Can u take percocet in the am and than later on use the magic mouthwash that is prescribe to swish swallow is there a drug interaction between the two?

Can u take percocet in the am and than later on use the magic mouthwash that is prescribe to swish swallow is there a drug interaction between the two?

Not really: You would do better using 1/4 oregano oil and 1/4 clove oil with 1/2 olive oil for your gums
much better for your gums. You might want to take a saliva test to see what pathogens are in your mouth email me at zeines@aol. Com and I will send you the info for the test... Are you having periodontal problems? ...Read more

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Newborn was diagnosed with herpangina, prescribed magic mouthwash, are there any side effects? And what if its swallowed

Newborn was diagnosed with herpangina, prescribed magic mouthwash, are there any side effects? And what if its swallowed

Doubtful diagnosis!: Herpangina in a newborn would be very unusual. Even if the diagnosis is correct, mouthwash is not indicated. ...Read more

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Is it safe to swallow "magic mouthwash"?

Is it safe to swallow "magic mouthwash"?

Yes: Only if so directed by your physician or dentist. Typically best to swish as directed and expectorate and refrain from eating or drinking for 30 minutes after using. ...Read more

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What's in magic mouthwash?

Many ingredients: Mary's magic mouthwash was initially formulated for patients on chemo therapy for cancer and it is usually a combination of lidocain for pain relief, corticosteroids for suppressing inflamation, antifungal medications to prevent thrusth and antibacterial to prevent gum disease. This can easily be abused due to too many many medications and should not be used routinely unless necessary. ...Read more

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What actually is inside magic mouthwash?

What actually is inside magic mouthwash?

Neat stuff: Just had to use it myself and had an oral surgeon prescribe for me. There are all sorts of things chiefly benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Lidocaine and sometimes cortisones. The idea is to numb it and reduce the swelling. It took two weeks to get the end results! ...Read more

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Why is the taste of magic mouthwash so bad?

Lidocaine: Generally a "magic mouth rinse" contains a numbing agent called viscous lidocaine. This is most likely the agent that tastes bad. ...Read more

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How do I make magic mouthwash tastes better?

How do I make magic mouthwash tastes better?

BY: Maintaining oral hygiene, by preventing gum infections, regular brushing the of your teeth, and most important is by visiting your dentist regularly for preventive check ups, getting rid of accumulating tartar, then you mouth feel fresh and may not need mouth wash. ...Read more

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Why is the taste of magic mouthwash so strong?

Why is the taste of magic mouthwash so strong?

Depends on the RX: The mouth wash is a specific compound formulated in the pharmacy based on your physician's prescription, ask your doctor if it is too strong, depending on your condition, he may be able to change the strength of the prescription and or change your medication.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Why is the taste of magic mouthwash so terrible?

Why is the taste of magic mouthwash so terrible?

Ingredients: None of the ingredients taste that good. The combination likely leads to something not that pleasant. Magic mouthwash is formulated by the pharmacist in a pharmacy so it isn't formulated to taste great like some over the counter products. The ingredients Diphenhydramine and viscous Lidocaine as well as the antibiotic likely lead to the strong taste. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get high from magic mouthwash?

Is it possible for you to get high from magic mouthwash?

Possibly: The general formula for' magic mouthwash ' is half liquid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with half milk of magnesia. The Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be absorbed through the tissues in your mouth and cause drowsiness. Please consult your doctor and let them know you are having problems with this treatment. Alternatives are available if you discuss them with your doctor or dentist. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me what mary's magic mouthwash is, and how do you use it?

Magic mouthwash: There are many variations to this. I recommend something simple. Mix an equal amount of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) liquid with kaopectate. Then take 1 teaspoon and swish it around in your mouth and spit it out. This mixture will numb and coat your mouth...Good when there are a lot of sores present. Go see your dentist first and see if you need this...Never treat yourself without seeing your dentist first. ...Read more

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Can I have theraflu with magic mouthwash?

Can I have theraflu with magic mouthwash?

MagicMouthwash is...: Magic Mouthwash is for coating the inside of one's mouth, and is spit out, not swallowed. If a person does not swallow the mouthwash, and only uses it at most 4-6 times a day, then his body will retain very little of the mouthwash. Thus, teen or adult patients generally can still use over-the-counter cold medications to help with their cold symptoms, if really needed, just for a few days. ...Read more

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Can I use magic mouthwash for my toothache?

Can I use magic mouthwash for my toothache?

Most likely not: Magic rinse are referred to a rinse that has anesthetic solution in it. These rinses are used for pains that are confined to the soft tissue not the tooth. A toothache comes from deep within. See a dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the proper way to use prescription magic mouthwash?

As prescribed: It really depends on your dentists directions. But with the magic mouthwash that I prescribe, the directions are to shake bottle well, swish in mouth for 1-2 minutes, then swallow. This should be done every 4 to 6 hours. ...Read more

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Can I give magic mouthwash to my 6 year old that is subscribe for my 15 year old?

Can I give magic mouthwash to my 6 year old that is subscribe for my 15 year old?

No: Your 15 year old and your 6 year old have different physiologies and medication dosage requirements. PLEASE discuss use and dosage with your Dentist. ...Read more

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Do have to keep going to the doc for my magic mouthwash or is there a commercially made brand now?

Do have to keep going to the doc for my magic mouthwash or is there a commercially made brand now?

Diagnosis is key...: Magic mouthwash is compounded by a pharmacist according to a doctor's prescription; there are no similar products available for purchase over the counter. Although magic mouthwash can provide symptomatic relief from pain of oral disease, it confers no therapeutic benefit. Because some oral mucous membrane conditions have serious health implications, continued surveillance by a doctor is advisable. ...Read more

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I was just prescribed this liquid called magic mouthwash. What happens if I swallow it?

Yes: Magic mouthwash has several different formulations which are made up at your pharmacy. I would ask either your dentist or pharmacist, but with most of the formulations you can swallow it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to swallow "magic mouthwash"?

Yes: Only if so directed by your physician or dentist. Typically best to swish as directed and expectorate and refrain from eating or drinking for 30 minutes after using. ...Read more

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Can I take cough medicine with magic mouthwash?

Can I take cough medicine with magic mouthwash?

Sure: The "magic mouthwash" that you are using for mouth sores and the cough medicine should not cause a problem. As long as the cough medicine does not burn your mouth, you should be ok. ...Read more

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Could magic mouthwash help with inflammed gums?

Could magic mouthwash help with inflammed gums?

No such thing: Stay away from product with the solicited name such as "magic" or "miracle" mouthwash. Brush and floss, is the best home regimen. Good periodic cleaning at the dental office is needed. Diagnose the occlusion as the secondary factor. Your general well being also contributed into the gingival health. Consult with your dentist. ...Read more

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I was prescribed magic mouthwash. I realized it was overly strong stuff. Now I've noticed my mouth is losing skin layer. Is it related? What to do?

Magic mouthwash: Magic mouthwash can be a number of different medication combinations. If you are reacting to this then the best thing to, do is to, contact the prescribing dentist and see what can be done for you. ...Read more

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My tongue and lips feel numb after using magic mouthwash?

They're supposed to: Magic mouthwash often contains Lidocaine which is a local anesthetic or numbing agent. It also contains dyphenhydramine which can cause numbing. Magic mouthwash is supposed to make your mouth feel numb to lessen the pain of the oral lesion or sore in your mouth. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Advil (ibuprofen) after using magic mouthwash?

Is it safe to take Advil (ibuprofen) after using magic mouthwash?

Yes: Should not be a problem, take it before you rinse to keep the effect of magic mouthwash. ...Read more

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Newborn was diagnosed with herpangina, prescribed magic mouthwash, are there any side effects? And what if its swallowed

Doubtful diagnosis!: Herpangina in a newborn would be very unusual. Even if the diagnosis is correct, mouthwash is not indicated. ...Read more

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