Yesterday I read that there had been some study that simple OTC mouth wash may help you not get Covid-19. I’m not giving medical advice and I’m quite sure by this time next week, this theory will have been debunked but I figured . . what the heck . . I’ll try anything.
Except . . I cannot gargle. I have a bit of gag reflex. I try not to think about it and it really only bothers me when I go to the dentist, if the doctor looks at my throat or I have to swallow a pill. Maybe that’s why I can’t gargle or maybe I’m just not coordinated enough to do it but . . I really can’t do it.
This morning I put a little mouthwash in the little cup, swished it around in my mouth, spit it out and then I thought . . it would probably be even better if I gargled with some. How hard can that be? Poured a little more in the little cup . . that’s where things went south. I had to change my clothes, clean the mirror, clean the sink, clean the top of the counter . . mouthwash was everywhere . . even in my hair. I thought I was going to die and briefly, I wondered if I did, if anyone would figure out that my death was caused by mouthwash or would the evidence all have dried by the time someone found me.
I will never try to gargle again.