Spit or swallow?
February 25, 2009 6:23 AM Subscribe
Is swallowing (just a tiny bit) of mouthwash a bad idea?
posted by dnesan to Health & Fitness (19 answers total)
So, I'm trying to avoid a sore throat becoming a full-blown cough. I usually am lazy with my mouthwash routine, but I started doing the back-of-the-throat gargling with Listerine to try and kill any germs. The first time I did it, I accidentally swallowed a tiny amount, and as it went down my throat it was quite soothing.
I can see Listerine has the anti-bacterial thymol, and some other stuff. And of course the alcohol. This
seems to answer almost exactly the same question, but I'd like something a little more reliable than the dregs of Yahoo Answers. Help me out Ask.Me, am I doing more harm than good?