What is Salt Water Mouthwash?

Category: Supplements

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A salt mouthwash is a home treatment for mouth infections and/or injuries, or post extraction, and is made by dissolving a teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Mouth sores (ulcers) 2 1
Bleeding gums 1 0
Sialolithiasis 1 1
Tonsil stones 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Salt Water Mouthwash

Side effect Patients
Hypothyroidism 1

Why patients stopped taking Salt Water Mouthwash

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Salt Water Mouthwash

Duration

Stopped taking Salt Water Mouthwash

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Salt Water Mouthwash.