A strange name perhaps, but Magic Mouthwash works wonders when perscribed for sore mouths, raw throats, and thrush. I used to suggest sea salt and hydrogen peroxide rinses and I still do. However, if a patient presents in acute discomfort and the origin looks traumatic, write a script for Magic Mouthwash and they will think you are a hero.
Perscription only, Magic Mouthwash is a compound rinse and is made of varying drugs in varying ratios. You need to specify to the pharmacist what compounded medications are required and in what proportions. The original formula consists of equal parts viscous lidocaine and diphenhyrdamine for analgesia and an atacid like maalox. However, you could also add nystatin for oral yeast infections, a corticosteroid to decrease inflammation, and even an antibiotic to lower bacterial count. If you do not specify your ingredients and proportions, the pharmacist will likely compund the traditional formula known as Magic Mouthwash I: lidocaine, Benadryl, and maalox.
Other names of similar compounds are as follows:
Miracle Mouthwash: Tetracycline, Nystatin, Dexamethasone, Diphenhydramine
Duke’s Magic Mouthwash: Nystatin 100,000 u/ml, 30 ml; Hydrocortisone 60 mg; Benadryl
I have also read of Kaiser Mouthwash, Kraemer Mouthwash, Powell Mouthwash, Reynold Mouthwash, and Stanford Moutwash.
Google these rinses to find out their components. However, you do not have to name a particular coined rinse when perscribing. Simply write for Magic Mouthwash and specify what you want inside the bottle. Any concoction of lidocaine, Benadryl, an antacid, a coritcosteroid, and/or an antibiotic all in suspension will do fine. The ingredients just depend on the condition(s) you are treating. ENTs or internists perscribe such a rinse for sore throats as it is safe for swallowing. The instructions I give my patients are to swish then spit three times a day for ten days.
Magic Mouthwash is superb for mouth sores like minor or major apthous ulcers, bites, burns, cuts, herpetic infections within the mouth (do not include a corticosteroid component for treatment of the Herpes virus), allergic mucosal rashes, sore throats, thrush, and traumatic ulcerative reactions to dental work. If your patient returns with white and red ulcerated and painful gums after a crown prep or some pdl injections, perscribe them Magic Mouthwash and they will love you for the relief.