Why does gargling with listerine hurt?
November 26, 2007 1:10 PM Subscribe
Why does opening my throat and *gargling* with listerine, as opposed to merely rinsing like I would when brushing my teeth, hurt a lot? I don't have a sore throat or any other throat troubles I know of.
posted by shivohum to Health & Fitness (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Also, it may be just my imagination, but I feel like whenever I do this I feel these grainy "bits" in the back of my throat, as if there's tiny pieces of something that the listerine has broken down and detached.