Product Type: Corsodyl Oral Care
Newest Review: ... difference in price. If a friend asked for advice about bleeding gums I'd say that Corsodyl worked and he or she should give it a go. But... more
My mouth is on fire
Member Name: janimoo23
Advantages: Works well
I have first been made aware of Corsodyl when I was expecting my daughter. I suffered quite badly with sore and bleeding. This may sound silly but I was petrified that my teeth start falling out for some reason. Corsodyl have been recommended to me by midwife to try and sort out my gums.
Corsodyl is a mouthwast containing chlorhexidine digluconate (as per label on the bottle) which is apparently an antibacterial agent. It is meant to treat irritated and bleeding gums, mouth ulcers and prevent gum disease as well as providing general mouth hygiene.
My first use of Corsodyl didn't go down well. I haven't been given any warnings about the taste of Corsodyl which would have been greatly appreciated. I have followed the instruction on the bottle stating that I should use plastic cup to measure amount that I use every time, 10ml to be precise. It is recommended to rinse our mouth for 1 before spitting out. I have probably managed 20 seconds. To start with, the recommended 10ml was far too much for me to use, I had to try hard not to swallow it. The taste is so overpowering and strong I had tears in my eyes first few times I used it. The liquid stings my mouth and feels like my mouth is on fire. This feeling continues for some time after use, the stinging almost always moves from my mouth just to the tongue (I suppose no pain no gain though). For me it's almost unbearable to rinse my mouth with it for full minute and I very rarely do it for this long.
I have managed to use it regularly when I was pregnant though and must say that it did help me and my gums problems have significantly improved which give me confidence to carry on using it.
Corsodyl has two varieties - original and mint. I have tried both varieties and prefer mint taste to original one. They both sting my mouth and tongue the same so not difference there. It can be purchased either in 300ml or 600ml bottle although I believe smaller bottles are more widely available. Bottle is made of plastic and is slightly see through so you can see how much of this lovely healing fire fluid is left in the bottle. Bottle has a label on it with instructions for use and other information that may come useful to you for example Corsodyl may not work with some toothpaste and its recommended that you wait 5 minutes after brushing then use it or use it different time of day.
Perhaps I could also mention that my husband had really bad tonsillitis a while ago and was advised by the pharmacist to gargle Corsodyl as its antibacterial action would help with healing process. This has again proved to be true; it didn't get rid of his tonsillitis but significantly improved the healing process when used on a regular basis twice a day.
Corsodyl is available in most supermarkets, pharmacies or chemists, varieties and sizes depends on the store and so does a price but on average small 300ml bottle cost around £3.50. Boots sells 600ml bottles as well costing around £6.
I still use Corsodyl however I must admit I only manage to use it once a day due to the taste which I dislike very much. It works well thought and keeps my gum healthy and bleeding free. I would recommend it but BEWARE of the taste!!!!
Summary: Great mouthwash shame about taste
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