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Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Sept. 6, 2022

I'm a 79-year-old male who takes excellent care of his mouth, teeth & gums. I've been using Listerine products for years! My doctor recommended Total Care Listerine Zero Alcohol. I managed to get through a bottle and a little more of another one. All of a sudden my mouth & lips started getting very dry over the Labor Day weekend and my mouth started peeling this cheesy like substance that you could rub right off with your finger in the inside of your mouth and it wouldn't let up. It felt like a snake who was shedding his skin.

My mouth became so raw from this product that I also got a blister inside my mouth. I'm a stage 4 cancer survivor I thought it was a reaction to my medication I didn't think Listerine could do something like this to me it was like a bad Halloween trick or treat joke. I thought I might have cancer of the mouth I didn't know what was happening but I found out it was due to the Listerine Total Care and I'm Furious about it. After reading some of the reviews on the total Listerine site there is enough people having the same problem and it should be taken off the market or at least stated on the label that this could happen to some people instead of scaring the hell out of everybody who is a victim of this product.

It created much stress and pain in my mouth and I'm very upset with this experience and do not want to see other people suffer and go through the scare I went through. I contacted the company and all they said is we will give you a refund. They were completely indifferent to my issue. Since I saw many people on their site with the same complaint you would think they would do something about it?

2 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Sept. 15, 2020

Please do not buy this. It tastes horribly like chemicals. The smell reminds me of the bug spray I use in my yard. It burned my tongue and mouth. I threw up about twenty minutes after I used it because the horrible taste would not go away. I even tried cough drops to get rid of the sickening taste. If it had not been sealed with plastic I would of thought it had been tampered with. Worst mouthwash taste and I truly wonder what exactly is in this. I will never buy any Listerine products again. Please do not waste your money on this.

16 people found this review helpful

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    Rated with 1 star
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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: July 2, 2020

    I have used Listerine most of my life. This time I purchased the Total Care. BIG MISTAKE. Not only does it burn worse than any mouthwash I have ever tried, it gave me actual burns and blisters on my lips and tongue! It has been 3 days and it hasn’t gotten better. Even putting on lip balm hurts! I wish I had read the other reviews before I purchased this product. There obviously has not been enough testing done. I am in so much pain. I will never buy Listerine again.

    12 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Oct. 19, 2019

    I bought the Listerine Total Care without alcohol. The first night I used it it burnt my tongue very bad and I lost all taste in my mouth for three days. My tongue is still burnt and it’s hard to eat a lot of foods. I don’t know why they continue to sell this product when it’s had such an adverse reaction. I’m on board with the other poster for the lawsuit because this is ridiculous. I’ve called and complained and they just keep sending me the same form to fill out like six times so I don’t think they really even care.

    32 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
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    Original review: Sept. 29, 2019

    I used Listerine Zero Alcohol ‘ONE’ time and that formula had my tongue white and peeling as if I had oral thrush!! Now that I look on the bottle, there’s really no ingredients listed. Listerine needs to discontinue this product because it’s causing damage to the inside of people’s mouths. If anyone is up for a class action lawsuit, hopefully there are some lawyers on this board to start one for us. Everyone, take pictures of the damage done to your mouth because this product is awful and needs to go!!! **

    22 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Aug. 8, 2019

    I purchased this mouthwash, thinking that it would be good to have the fluoride protection, and that since it was alcohol free it would be gentle in my mouth. Wrong! The first time I used it I noticed that it stung quite a bit, but I kept using it, theorizing that was normal, and happy that it wasn't as bad as the burn would be with alcohol. My mouth started sloughing on the inside, which I just thought meant it was working, i.e. getting rid of bacterial film. I noticed that my teeth were getting extremely sensitive as well, to the point in which I had to brace myself to take a hot or cold drink. I did not put two and two together with the mouthwash at that time.

    Finally, after a month of using it, I got a bright light and looked inside my cheeks were ulcerated on the inside, and was sore. It finally dawned on me that it was likely the mouthwash. I quit using it immediately, and two days later I had zero soreness in my mouth, the ulcer was almost gone, and thankfully, the tooth sensitivity went away about as rapidly as well. I will never again buy Listerine! I realize that not everyone is as sensitive as I am, but this to me is a dangerous product.

    29 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
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    Original review: March 27, 2019

    When I use this product for first time only for 2 days for gum problems, but it creates more problem in my throat & tongue. In my tongue and throat itches and start pain in my throat and white ulcers comes on my mouth, I have many problems for eating and drinking water also. It's very bad product, so please don't purchase or use this product.

    29 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Oct. 9, 2018

    I purchased Listerine Zero Alcohol mouthwash yesterday morning. I used the product 1 time. I am now experiencing chemical, ulcer like, sores/burns on my tongue, the inside area of my mouth is peeling, and I have lost all sense of taste. I have brushed my teeth at least 4x since using it, and there has been no change in being able to taste or stop the peeling. I absolutely refuse to use even a drop of this product again, and I am keeping the rest as I am considering contacting someone for legal advice. I highly HIGHLY recommend staying as far away from this product as you can. I have seen several other reviews on here mentioning having the same issues. If I could rate it at a negative I would.

    49 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Oct. 4, 2018

    Tried this product because I didn't want the burn of the alcohol. But whatever is in this is still causing a slight burning sensation. But that's not the weird part. My mouth seems to be shedding so idk what is going on. That has never happened before until I started to use it. I am definitely discontinuing the usage.

    34 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: June 29, 2018

    Oh my god I am just like the fellow before me, used Listerine Zero as I thought it will be more gentle but this product burnt my mouth took layers of skin off the inside of my mouth & inside lips. Never again will I use Listerine.

    37 people found this review helpful
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