Are Baha'is allowed to use mouthwash?

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Posted by Pam McCown ( on January 09, 2003 at 04:01:30:

I apologize if this is a stupid question, but is alcohol-based mouthwash forbidden? Listerine for example contains about 27 % alcohol (which is twice the level of your average wine).

Let's assume that we were going to gargle it, but not swallow. Is it banned because it goes in the mouth, or allowed because it is similar to medicinal alcohol and doesn't make it into the bloodstream?

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