Magic mouthwash or miracle mouthwash
Magic mouthwash is an umbrella term for a compounded mouthwash that doctors use to treat mouth sores. The term miracle mouthwash is one we commonly use as well. Most often someone will use them during chemo treatment if they develop mouth sores or if they have a medical condition or disease that causes severe mouth sores. If sores are from an ill fitting denture please fix the denture.
What is in magic mouthwash?
There are many formulations for miracle mouthwash, and different will use slightly different formulations. The most common recipe is equal parts of Benadryl, Maalox, and lidocaine. However some versions also include tetracycline (to prevent secondary bacterial infection), a corticosteroid (to reduce inflammation), or nystatin (to treat or prevent fungal infection).
What is in a pediatric version of magic mouthwash?
Since patients do not swallow this the dose for pediatrics and adults is the same. Although, if the 5ml is too much for them to rinse with just lower the amount that they use each time.
How do you use miracle mouthwash?
Swish and spit 5 ml 3-4 times a day is the normal dose. Typically you will rinse for about 1 minute with the solution.
Interested in making homemade Magic Mouthwash or Magic mouthwash OTC?
All you need is equal parts of liquid benadryl and maalox. If you are trying to make this without a prescription, use ibuprofen in place of lidocaine since you can only get lidocaine by prescription.
What are the alternatives to Magic or miracle mouthwash
We have found some of our patients actually prefer Rincinol over the magic/miracle mouthwash. Rincinol is basically aloe vera extract mouth rinse which comes in small liquid packages or bottles. We have patients use it 2-10 times a day, they will take half the package and swish for 1 minute and spit it out. It is not harmful if someone swallows some on accident. however the idea is to not swallow any.