A study on COVID19 has said that some types of mouthwashes, nasal spray, and antiseptic solutions can eliminate human coronaviruses, which are similar to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The SARS-CoV-2 is the virus, which causes COVID19 infection. This study has been done by scientists from Penn University. Experts have looked at multiple nasal rinses and mouthwashes. They have found that some of them can kill 99.9 percent of human coronaviruses within 30 seconds. A vaccine for COVID19 is still underway; meanwhile, preventive measures such as hand hygiene and wearing a mask will help in containing the spread of the virus. Experts have said that some mouthwashes and antiseptic rinses might be a great help to keep the viral infection at bay.
Experts have treated the solutions with baby shampoo solutions, peroxide antiseptic rinses, and other mouthwashes. The treated solution has contained a strain of human coronavirus, which is a genetically similar substitute for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. They have left the solution to interact with the virus for 30 seconds, one minute, and two minutes. Experts have seen that 1 percent of baby shampoo solution has killed 99.9 percent of the human coronavirus in just two minutes. In the meantime, gargle rinses and mouthwashes have been found to be effective in killing more than 99.9 percent of the virus within 30 seconds. The study reveals that using these antiseptic rinses might be able to reduce the viral load in the mouth and nasal cavity. The nose and mouth are major sources of coronavirus transmission. Experts have said that potentially these mouthwashes and antiseptic rinses will reduce the load of the virus, which can infect people.
A team of scientists has said that antiseptic rinses, which are quite effective in killing other human coronaviruses, might be efficient in eliminating the SARS-CoV-2 virus as well. Scientists have said that such solutions might take the same time to kill the SARS-CoV-2 virus as other viruses, which have been used in the study. However, they believe that there is a need for a clinical study to determine the efficiency of these antiseptic solutions in preventing the spread of the virus.