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Magic Mouthwash Pediatrics
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer