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What does the local anesthetic throat spray involve?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Numbing the throat: A topical spray which is generally flavored containing cetacaine, Lidocaine or Benzocaine anesthetics. These chemicals numb the tissues it comes in contact with temporarily.
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 35 years experience
Spraying local on: Back of throat. Open your mouth and spray to areas that are sore.

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