A 35-year-old member asked:
how can benzocaine interact with the human body?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Abdul Khokhar answered
35 years experience Anesthesiology
benzocaine interact: It effect the ionic transport of ions in the nerve cell and alter the nerve transmission of impulses
Answered on Jun 17, 2014
Dr. Alexander Bankov answered
37 years experience Anesthesiology
Topical anesthetic: Benzocaine is mostly used on mucous membranes - in the throat/ oral cavity, for example. Beside numbing, excessive amounts can interact with oxygen-carrying hemoglobin and lead to condition called methemoglobinemia, that can manifests in lower pulsoximetry (SpO2) readings
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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