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topical benzocaine medication

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Dr. John Sheehy
39 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Sunburn, jellyfish sting.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in 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.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
32 years experience in 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Absolutely not: That compound is not meant for injection and can significantly damage tissues if injected.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
37 years experience in 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clifford Marks
34 years experience in Dentistry
Lidocaine: Your dentist or md can prescribe topical lidocaine.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: No. Not unless it was a very large dose. Should be harmless.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience in 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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