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It became known that toothpaste helps to combat serious hereditary diseases.
We hear a lot about what household chemicals are harmful to our health. Afraid that even ordinary soap can harm, and toothpaste and is said that it is a way of processing and sale of unnecessary chemicals. But according to scientists they also have beneficial and even medicinal properties, writes with reference to .
It turns out that only one compound which is added to soap, toothpaste and some other cleansing products may protect people from multiple dangerous diseases.
Thus, the researchers came to the conclusion that triclosan in combination with the antibiotic tobramycin, which is in toothpaste and other products, has antibacterial and antifungal effect.
This compound can kill up to 99.9% of biofilms that protect the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa. And these bacteria is known to colonize the lungs in patients with cystic fibrosis (cystic fibrosis).
Note, cystic fibrosis is a hereditary disease in which affected the glands of external secretion and characterized by a severe impairment of the respiratory system.
In the lungs in diseases of the slime in which to exist in bacteria. These bacteria are quite difficult to kill through protection of the biofilm. Even during the course of treatment with antibiotics these bacteria continue to live quietly in the body.
However, tobramycin, and triclosan together with other compounds, are particularly effective because they destroy biofilms that support the habitat of the bacteria.