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A 23-year-old male asked:

Can we use topical lidocaine (xylocaine) spray for a small lesion in mouth, that cause pain upon eating ?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: As long as not allergic to xylocaine, (lidocaine) yes you may. If the sore persists though for over a week, have someone look at it.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Of course: The most common agents used infra-orally is Ldocaine. If a lesion persists more than 7-10 days, see your dentist for examination
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
You can use lidocaine but its short acting. If this is a small, white ulceration thats painful, try the following. Take a small fragment of an uncoated aspirin (1/4 to 1/8 of a tab), place it directly in/on the ulcer , cover with a small, moistened piece of paper towel. Hold in place for 5 minutes. It WILL burn a bit. Discard and rinse with water. This will cauterize the lesion and it will heal.
Nov 27, 2014
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
And I have never seen it in kids before (who were the ones I saw with it). Only saw in older adults with valvular disease before that.
Nov 28, 2014
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
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Nov 28, 2014

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