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Can I use mouth wash after tonsillar biopsy?

I had a tonsillar biopsy yeasterday and whilst not in pain now, and managing very well with eating and drinking, I am concerned about cleanliness in my mouth and whether a mouthwash would be suitable and if so which sort? Besides cleaning my teeth of course. I wasn't given any advice on this and forgot to ask. I am female and 66 years old nearly.
Asked On : Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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that is very good that you are taking care of doing a gargle.
Yes you can use mouthwash but they may cause slight burning or irritation,you can use Betadine gargles 2 tsf in half glass of water three times day. betadine is very good antiseptic and helps in healing the biopsied area .
you can do brushing with ultra soft bristle toothbrush but do not took back as it may injure in tonsil area.
do take care of the oral hygiene.
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