Chlorhexidine Mouthwash

Chlorhexidine mouthwash, which contains Chlorhexidine gluconate, is an antiseptic mouthwash that is used to treat inflammation of the gums (gingivitis). This mouthwash reduces the bacterial load in the mouth, thus preventing gum and tooth infection. Avoid using this mouthwash for more than a month, as it can stain your teeth and alter taste.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by Verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

Why is my tongue turning yellow?

Query: Hi doctor, My tongue looks yellow from a couple of days now. What is the cause? How to get rid of this? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Nisha Ashokkumar Agrawal

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query, and I can understand your concern. I would like to know the following: Do you have any gastric problems? Sometimes, gastric problems can lead to such yellow tongue. Do you have any itchy skin lesions? Fungal infection is another cause. Treat it if you h...  Read Full »

Will calcium supplements provide a solution for my bleeding gums?

Query: Hello doctor, I get bleeding at the time of brushing. I think I do not have enough calcium. Please provide me some calcium supplements and a solution to this problem.  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, this is the complaint most of the patients come up with, and they have a slight misconception about the problem. Usually, if gums bleed just while brushing, it is due to the weakness of gums and not the tooth. So you do not need any calcium supplements for it. ...  Read Full »

How to clean tonsils with Waterpik?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having an issue with one of my tonsils (or around one of my tonsils). I have dealt with tonsil stones for years, and have typically used my finger or Waterpik to remove them. Last Saturday, I discovered some tonsil stones and used my finger to remove them. Upon not getting everything...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and read every detail you wrote. I must commend you for the detailed and chronological description of your problem. Like you predicted, it does not appear like stones. It is infected tons...  Read Full »

Please suggest medication for light pink patch inside the mouth.

Query: Hello doctor, While checking my mouth, I found an unusual dot-like patch with light pink to reddish white in color. Is that normal?  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and the attached image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Nothing to worry about. It is a small ulcer that might have created due to trauma from toothbrush or the soft tissue might get placed while chewing food in between e...  Read Full »

Does canker sore make lymph node swollen?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old male. I have a canker sore. I was wondering if it is common to have a swollen right lymph node with tenderness, body pain, and tiredness along with the sore. Please explain.  Read Full »


Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Diabetologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cankersore also referred as aphthous ulcer, is a non-specific ulceration of non-keratinous mucous membrane of the mouth. The exact cause why these occur is not clear. Irritation of mucous membrane due to acidic foods and citrous foods could be a possibility. Pain is quite...  Read Full »

What causes bad breath and white coating on the tongue?

Query: I have very bad breath and my tongue be white unless I brush really hard and for a long time. Same issue for years. Been to the doctor about it and the dentist. Nothing has helped.  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello,Welcome to ICLINIQ This is your personal Dentist - I went through query , as a Specialist am ready to help you . Issue of foul breath always related to food accumulation . As you mentioned white tongue that depicts food layer deposition . So I would recommend :- Use a soft bristle brus...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to heal my tongue ulcer.

Query: Hi doctor, I have one white patch in my mouth. It is exactly in the front part of my tongue and it affects my daily life strongly. I am really uncomfortable and my mouth has slobbered all the time. I used to have this in the past, but I did not have for more than a year. Sometimes, it is totally whi...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How many ulcers are there in your mouth? Exactly, how long it has been there? Do you have any genital ulcer? Is it painful or painless? Are you suffering from any joint pain? I am looking forward for your response in order to help you. Revert back with the answers to a d...  Read Full »

How long does the pain last after wisdom tooth extraction?

Query: Hello doctor, I had all four impacted wisdom teeth out a week ago. The pain has been absolutely horrible which I knew it would be. However, my left side has healed very well, is no longer swollen with minimal sensitivity. Now my right side is still as swollen as day two or three. It is hard, sensi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Menon

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me explain a few things first. Wisdom tooth, first of all, can be fully erupted, partially erupted or totally unerupted, sometimes lying deep within the bone. The swelling of the extraction site depends on the amount of bone removal to take the tooth out. It is n...  Read Full »

Is Ibuprofen the best choice for pericoronitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have Pericoronitis (swelling and pain behind the wisdom tooth). I went to the dentist yesterday and he cleaned my mouth and gave me antibiotics (Penicillin V) and Ibuprofen 600. I have been taking the antibiotics for two days now and I do not feel an improvement. Is this normal? How l...  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The loosely attached swollen gums over the wisdom tooth is called as pericoronitis. The age of eruption of wisdom teeth is from 17 to 21 years. Beyond that, if the wisdom tooth has not erupted or half erupted gives out pain or swelling, i...  Read Full »

What does green discoloration of upper front tooth indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a crack that runs from my two front top teeth and it has a green color and is noticeable when I smile. It is near the gum line but causes no pain. Do I need a dentist checkup?  Read Full »


Dr. Sourendra Nath Basu

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you need to visit your dentist as early as possible. Those green lines are basically a form of "calcified plaque or calculus" in medical term and the reason behind their green color can be chromogenic bacteria. These plaques are needed to be removed at the earl...  Read Full »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours
Chat with a Doctor

Chat with a Doctor

Starting @ just $29.99

Search for a Health Issue


 


Disclaimer: All health Q&As published on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek the advice from your physician or other qualified health-care providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.