Wouldn't be a good choice for mouthwash for people with Oral Thrush would it? Somebody on previous post said it had anti-fungal properties but it also has quite a bit of alchohol in it. I know the difference between the alchohols and while its probaly not fermentated alchohol im not sure if alchohol period is bad for a person with candida...
I've pasted quotes from two clinical studies I found after a quick search on Google:
"The researchers also found that Listerine decreased the viability of candida albicans."
Listerine..."resulted in a significant reduction in palatal inflammation and candidal colonization of dentures and palatal mucosa..."
It appears that Listerine does HELP kill or control candida, but doesn't fully nuke it like it kills bacteria. (Bacteria can be tough, but fungi are even tougher.) I'd guess that the mouthwash would first kill off much candida, and by the time the possibility of oral candida CONSUMING the alcohol comes about (candida albicans consumes sugars, simple carbohydrates and fermented alcohol), the mouthwash has essentially been discharged/diluted from the mouth. There's an herbal option as well. One treatment for oral candida involves adding to 1 cup warm water 50 drops of fluid extract (same as 2 ml or 1/2 teaspoon) of an antifungal herb such as berberine/goldenseal, thyme, myrrh, Black-Walnut , or tea tree oil (5-10 drops per cup water for tea tree oil) and gargle thoroughly.
I like salty water better than listerine. it works just as well: 2 teaspoon into the quantity of water needed for the gargle.
The reason I like it better is that salt deficiency is common with candida. And helpful to maintain the proper water intake of the body (with salt deficiency the body will just let the water pass through, which diminish the cleansing effect.
I realize that that this post is from 12 years ago, I hope these past twelve years have been very good for you, lol.
One warning about using a salt rinse that I found out the hard way, is that it can wear out your teeth. I probably went overboard with it. So maybe use within reason and don't rinse for twenty minutes at a time with a heavy amount of salt.