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is it safe to use oragel on a lip wound that has been repaired using stitches to treat pain

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Consult doctor: Here is the information sheet: https://www.drugs.com/mtm/orajel.html It does caution use in broken skin as may absorb more although some practitioner ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mini Sambhavita Rangrass
20 years experience Dentistry
Use it judiciously: Orajel contains Benzocaine in strengths of 10% to 20% which help relieve pain for mouth sores. This can be used to alleviate the pain for a few days, ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Orajel: If it makes you feel better, that's fine. It does not speed healing, it only relieves discomfort for a short time.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Canker Sores: Canker sores are painful oral lesions that look like shallow, round ulcers. There are many reason why canker sores appear including family history, tr ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Calcium deposit???: On wound? I'm afraid I don't know what you mean by this. Neosporin is an antibiotic that can help prevent infection in wounds, but I don't think tha ... Read More
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Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
First : First of all, not all skin infections are staphlococcal, not all staphlococcal infections are mrsa. Mrsa is short for methicillin-resistant staphyloc ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
Plantar wart: i would suggest seeing a podiatrist to be evaluated for the best treatment.
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Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes, : Yes, some known adverse effects to orajel include burning, contact dermatitis, erythema, pruritis, rash, stinging and tenderness. Orajel is a drug an ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Bad idea: You have no reason to be using a silver based cream on trivial skin lesions. This is a burn-unit medicine. You may end up disfiguring yourself, though ... Read More
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Stop RetinA: Do not use this on the penis. It is never used there. It is always irritating. Water is OK. Use something lubricating such as vaseline or Aquaphor. It ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Eyelid Trauma: Although it might be possible to use glues to bond the skin of an eyelid, the injury should be evaluated by a plastic surgeon. The eyelid skin is so t ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
I would: I would use plain vaseline.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Yes' you can: Lidocaine HCl is a local anesthetic. And its used to reduce pain or discomfort caused by skin irritations, canker sores and hemorrhoids.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Pressly
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Prob ok: If I am reading the label correctly, it expires this month. But why run the risk, maybe the next time you are out just go by for afresh bottle. There ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
It's fine: A little bit of topical steroid is not going to harm anyone or anything. You don't absorb enough into your system to even make a tiny blip in your sys ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Not a bit: lidocaine is cleared so fast we need a rapid continuous IV to keep enough in. OR... it goes through the surface, works and by the time it gets into th ... Read More
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Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
There : There are three burn classifications which will help you know what to do. 1) first degree burn: usually just redness swelling and pain. Unless it in ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Resnik
30 years experience Dermatology
Caveat emptor: You get what you pay for. Laser hair removal done with a reputable dermatologist or plastic surgeon will give you much better long-term results.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Marijuana as Medicin: Yes. It is safe to use by itself or with other pain medications.
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A male asked:
Dr. Dennis Dass
13 years experience Plastic Surgery
Your : Your body makes hyaluronidase, and that's why dermal fillers are not permanent. Injecting it to breakdown the Restylane will hasten the dissolution. ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyle Shank
12 years experience Dentistry
Will it HELP?: Probably wont hurt, but it probably won't help either. A topical anesthetic like this applied to the gums is unlikely to do anything for the tooth pai ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
No, stop this: Do not place tincture of iodine in your mouth. Elemental iodine is toxic. There is no home cure for dental abscesses and there is no reason to de ... Read More

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