A 43-year-old member asked:
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swallowing anbesol how much is dangerous?

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Dr. Michael Bailin
36 years experience Anesthesiology
Try not to swallow.: Anbesol (benzocaine) is a "topical" anesthetic that is used to soothe skin or mucous membrane or oral pain. It should not be swallowed. Some people can have an allergy to this medicine, and this drug can sometimes cause serious side effects.
Answered on Jun 6, 2015
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