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topical benzocaine medication

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Sheehy
40 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Sunburn, jellyfish sting.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Per Drugs.Com - "Benzocaine topical is used to reduce pain or discomfort caused by minor skin irritations, sore throat, sunburn, vaginal or rectal irr ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
Best treatment is: Oral antiviral meds: shorten course of infection & help prevent nerve pain of untreated shingles. Topical creams containing capsaicin may provide some ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Not a good idea.: What for? Drugs like Benzocaine do not have sytemic pain benefits and are meant for local use. They can induce cardiac arrythmias.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
No: It is ment to be used only topically.
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Complications: If you inject anything, be aware that skin applied meds are not manufactured to the purity standards of injectable meds. Such action would not be as b ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
"topical" means to…: Be applied to the skin; it is not intended for injection unless formulated for that use. For what purpose do you want to inject it?
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
33 years experience Anesthesiology
Definitely not: Dont ever do this. Benzocaine is very toxic to the heart and may cause cardiacarrest. When given topically, within reasonable limits, the concentrat ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Absolutely not: That compound is not meant for injection and can significantly damage tissues if injected.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
38 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: The medications you mentioned are the few you can buy without a prescription. If you are having mouth pain you should see your dentist for advice.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clifford Marks
35 years experience Dentistry
Lidocaine: Your dentist or md can prescribe topical lidocaine.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: No. Not unless it was a very large dose. Should be harmless.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
39 years experience Anesthesiology
Similar: All of these are topical anesthetics, meaning that they can be applied directly to skin or mucous membranes to treat minor pain such as teething or sc ... Read More

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