Gargle and Mouthwash - うがいとうがい薬 -


Alice: OK. Here is your prescribed anti-inflammatory drug.
Greg: Thanks.  But I’m afraid I’m getting some side effects with my medication. I’ve noticed that I have these chalky white spots on my tongue and inside my cheeks just days after using the asthma inhalers.
Alice: Those lesions are oral thrush.  Have you been rinsing your mouth with water after taking your medication?
Greg: No I haven’t.  Do I need to rinse my mouth? 
Alice: Yes.  Rinsing your mouth after using the inhaler helps to remove all of those medicine particles from inside your mouth. When you do not rinse, the residuals of the medicine become the source of growth for microorganisms.                                 
Greg: Is that so? How do I get rid of them?
Alice: You can use this antifungal mouthwash. Just rinse your mouth and gargle up to your throat but avoid swallowing by spitting it out. 
Greg: If I gargle with the mouth wash, will it make it easier for me to swallow food? 
Alice: Yes. Gargling cleanses both the mouth and the nasopharynx. Oral thrush can sometimes spread to the back of the throat. 
Greg: How long will it take for my oral thrush to heal?
Alice: You may have to wait a couple of days to see results. But you can prevent future occurrences by using a routine mouthwash.
Greg: Great. I’ll pick up a bottle of that as well. So I’ll make sure that I rinse my mouth, gargle effectively after every inhaler use.
Alice:  That sounds like a good plan. 
Greg:  Great. 

Think about it

  1. Why is Greg having oral thrush?
  2. What will get rid of and prevent fungal infection?
  3. What do you do to keep healthy gums and teeth?



  Medical Terms Words/Phrases
Nouns oral thrush / nasopharynx / lesion /  particles /  residual /  mouthwash  



第1問 : 配点1 What is the man afraid of?
1:Side effects
2:Forgetting to take the medicine
3:Cannot afford the medicine,

第2問 : 配点1 What does the mad do after using the inhaler?
1:Wash his hands
2:Rinse his mouth
3:Wash his face,

第3問 : 配点1 Should the patient avoid swallowing the antifungal mouthwash?
2: No
3:Cannot tell from the conversation. ,

第4問 : 配点1 Does the gargling with a mouthwash ease his difficulty in swallowing too?
3:Cannot tell from the conversation.,

第5問 : 配点1 How long will it take for his oral thrush to heal?
1: A couple of days.
2: A couple of weeks
3:A couple of years ,