Sores in the mouth or throat can be painful. You can use a magic mouthwash to numb, soothe, and relieve pain in just a few days. This article answers frequently asked questions so you can make your own magic mouthwash at home and use it to treat ailments.
Method 1 of 8: Does the magic mouthwash require a prescription?
Step 1. Yes, the easiest way to get a magic mouthwash is with a doctor's prescription
If you have sores in your mouth, ask your doctor to prescribe a mouthwash that suits your needs. If your doctor thinks mouthwash is appropriate for your condition, buy the mouthwash at the pharmacy and use it right away.
Method 2 of 8: Can you make your own magic mouthwash?
Step 1. Yes, but the ingredients can only be obtained through a doctor's prescription
Experts do not recommend buying your own ingredients needed to make a magic mouthwash. To save money, ask your doctor to prescribe a self-mixed mouthwash. It usually contains an antacid and a thick lidocaine in a volume of 1:1 or 3:1. After getting all the ingredients that have been accurately measured, put the ingredients into a container or jar, then use a spoon to stir until well blended.
- You can save money by buying the ingredients separately, which is around IDR 600 thousand for one bottle.
- The dosage in mouthwash is so important that you will need a pharmacist to measure out all the ingredients.
Method 3 of 8: What are the ingredients in the magic mouthwash?
Step 1. The main ingredient is a numbing agent
Basically, a magic mouthwash contains at least 3 of these ingredients: antihistamines to relieve pain, local anesthetics to relieve pain, antacids to coat the inside of the mouth, antifungals to suppress the growth of fungus, corticosteroids to treat inflammation, and antibiotics to kill bacteria..
Each bottle of magic mouthwash will contain a different ingredient, depending on your condition
Method 4 of 8: Why is there Benadryl in the magic mouthwash?
Step 1. This drug is an antihistamine that works to treat pain
Liquid Benadryl can relieve pain, inflammation, and swelling in the mouth. This drug is often included in the magic mouthwash because the price is relatively cheap.
Method 5 of 8: How to use the magic mouthwash?
Step 1. Add 1-2 tsp. (5-10 ml) of magic mouthwash into your mouth and use it to rinse your mouth
Try to coat the inside of your mouth with this mouthwash to relieve pain or discomfort. When you're done gargling, spit the mouthwash into the sink.
Step 2. Use the magic mouthwash 4 times a day for about a week
If you want to use it more often, consult a doctor. Usually, you only need to use the magic mouthwash for about 1 week until the sores or mucositis (inflammation of the lining of the tissue) is gone.
Step 3. Do not eat or drink for 30 minutes after you rinse your mouth
This is to give the painkillers and numbing agents time to work. Try not to drink water or gargle.
Method 6 of 8: How long does it take for the magic mouthwash to work?
Step 1. It may take a few days for you to feel the effects
Every magic mouthwash recipe isn't the same so there's no fixed amount of how long it will take for the mouthwash to work. If you use it for a whole week, but there is no significant change, go to the doctor for another prescription.
Method 7 of 8: What are the side effects of the magic mouthwash?
Step 1. Magic mouthwash often causes stinging, tingling, nausea, diarrhea, and constipation
You may also experience problems with your sense of taste (taste) or feel sleepy. Side effects are generally mild, and will disappear once you stop using them.
Method 8 of 8: Can you overdose on magic mouthwash?
Step 1. Yes, you may overuse it and make the side effects worse
Miracle mouthwashes generally contain lidocaine which can numb the mouth and feel painful if used too often. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully to avoid serious side effects.
It doesn't matter if a little magic mouthwash is swallowed. Since you are only using this mouthwash in small amounts, accidentally swallowing small amounts is not dangerous
- If you experience any of the following symptoms, such as wheezing, tightness in your chest and throat, or a skin rash, see your doctor immediately. Maybe you are suffering from an allergic reaction.
- Using magic mouthwash too often can result in pain and numbness.