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Is xylocaine oral solution good for a toothache

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Could be: Viscous Lidocaine is used to relieve pain and discomfort from a sore throat/mouth. It is also used to numb the lining of the mouth and throat before c ... Read More
Dr. Sunia Lessing
18 years experience Endodontics
Yes: Temporarily. If the problem is due to nerve involvement , xylocaine (lidocaine) is only temporarily numbing the tooth until the problem can be evalua ... Read More
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Limited use : Topical anesthetics will only work to relieve tooth pain if exposed nerve or internal tooth structure is in contact with topical medication. Even the ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul Desai
18 years experience Pain Management
Pharmacy: Depends on the strength, weaker versions are over the counter.
Dr. Julian Goldman
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Over the counter: Lidocaine gel (the generic form of xylocaine) is widely available in retail and online stores in the usa. It is an ingredient in products for treating ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Coital pain: First get checked by the gyn (could be anatomical). Secondly both you and your partner should see a sex therapist - it may be technique etc...) trying ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
You just: Stated both of them, lidocaine common
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tamer Elbaz
24 years experience Pain Management
Compounds: Compounded lotions. It is also available as a patch and viscous solution.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
I know: There is 5 percent lidocaine cream commonly used in hospitals, but believe prescription only
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine): Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) topical cream: Lidocaine and prilocaine. It is used on normal skin to prevent pain before certain procedures such as i ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
No, i use: Lidocaine ointment 5% because I don't think the 2% is strong enough, they also make Lidocaine 4% solution
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Shahbandar
21 years experience Anesthesiology
Epidural test dose: Some question context may be missing... A small dose of xylocaine (lidocaine) with adrenaline (epinephrine) is used to test for proper epidural cathet ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tambor
35 years experience Pain Management
To help it last long: Dentist use xylocaine (lidocaine) with Epinephrine to extend to effective anesthesia time.
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