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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Which one?: Orajel containing benzocaine should NOT be used before 24 months. Baby Orajel without Benzocaine should be OK. Do not overdose. With a q-tip dap a ... Read More
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Dr. Eyal Simchi
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
Look for naturals: Orajel naturals may be a better alternative. Many OTC topical pain relief gels contain benzocaine which can cause a rare condition called methemoglobi ... Read More

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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes, benzocaine (a: relative of lidocane, commonly used agent for injection through skin as a topical/dental anesthetic); is much more readily absorbed through mucous mem ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Safe, yes: Effective, possibly. Make sure it contains Benzocaine, and use exactly as per package directions. If pain does not ease off within the next week see ... Read More
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Dr. G Funari answered
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
There : There are small teething rings made to be frozen that you can let you child chew on. Sometimes a clean wash rag will do the trick also. Orajel is ge ... Read More
Dr. Jean Edderai
35 years experience Dentistry
Oral : Oral pain on babies can be only controlled with analgesics prescribed by your pediatrician. Good luck!
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
On : On april 7, 2011, the fda released a warning about over-the-counter Benzocaine products to relieve pain due to teething. The issue was that Benzocaine ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
No problems: Orajel should be safe to use during pregnancy.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Yes: No problem with this. Do not overdo it because you may make it worse. Warm salt water rinses (1 tsp/8oz ) 4-5 times a day really help. Dry the area wi ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Orajel on toothbrush: Yes for the toothbrush. The question is why? This is not something that I would recommend. What are you trying to accomplish. I would not do this on a ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manuel Lopez diaz
28 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: but only a few amount couple of drops each time and no more frequent than 6-8 hr intervals.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Chan
20 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Orajel is the same as topical anesthetic which is often used as an numbing agent prior to injections of local anesthetic. It penetrates only the outer ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
51 years experience Orthodontics
Probably Not: Have you considered that it will also numb your partner? Probably not what she’s expecting. A counselor can help with the premature ejaculations.

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