A new study just came out saying that mouthwash kills coronavirus within 30 seconds upon being exposed to it in a laboratory, but one doctor wants to make it clear that this does NOT mean you should take matters into your own hands.
With the study being everywhere on the internet today, Dr. Dena Grayson took to Twitter to offer up a very important word of advice: Do not inhale mouthwash thinking it will protect you from COVID-19.
The doctor posted the message on Twitter earlier today.
‼️DO NOT INHALE MOUTHWASH. The #coronavirus is spread by breathing infectious droplets/aerosols, NOT by swallowing… https://t.co/W5Y2cNaAZU— Dena Grayson, MD, PhD (@Dena Grayson, MD, PhD) 1605622118.0
And Dena is not the only doctor pleading with people not to do this.
I can't believe I have to say this, but please DO NOT drink or try to inhale mouthwash.— Krutika Kuppalli, MD FIDSA (@Krutika Kuppalli, MD FIDSA) 1605631717.0
And furthermore, don't do anything weird with mouthwash — just leave the mouthwash alone.
@DrDenaGrayson Also, do NOT inject mouthwash into the body, or in some other way.— John Erik Fraker (@John Erik Fraker) 1605636434.0
We repeat: You seriously do not need to go out and buy mouthwash.
Misinformation alert: @Twitter is trending 'mouthwash reduces corona.' Bioarxiv study is in a petridish washed for… https://t.co/A2EoHyIErY— Amy Maxmen, PhD (@Amy Maxmen, PhD) 1605618225.0