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Benzocaine

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
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Topical anesthesia: Benzocaine typically comes in a spray form, and is used to numb mucosal areas such as the mouth or throat. Care must be taken as it is relatively e ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Local anesthetic: also called Anbesol, Hurricaine or Orajel. It is a local anesthetic that is used to relieve pain.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Garcia
9 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Benzocaine : Benzocaine is a commonly used local anesthetic. It is an ester anesthetic that blocks both the initiation and conduction of nerve impulses by decreasi ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
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Pretty well: Benzocaine is a great topical anesthetic when used carefully and properly. Do not exceed recommended dosages as it may cause a serious condition ca ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Anesthetic: It is used as a topical anesthetic.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Sore throat: lozenges contain benzocaine
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
40 years experience Anesthesiology
Less than 3 minutes: On a mucus membrane, slightly longer on skin. Be careful of over application as large doses can lead to met hemoglobinemia which looks like your lips ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khokhar
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Benzocain: it has very fast onset in few minutes
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Bankov
37 years experience Anesthesiology
Topical anesthesia: By decreasing sensation from the genitalia. The medicine is an analogue to the numbing medication that dentists use, for example.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foead Geula
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Not likely: Allergic reactions to local anesthetics such as Benzocaine are a rare but known clinical phenomenon but don't indicate allergies to other classes of m ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
No: A person may continue to use Benzocaine not because (s)he is addicted to it but because (s)he wants continued relief from pain. The drug itself is not ... Read More

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