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Can you tell me more about anbesol?

Can you tell me more about anbesol?

Topical anesthetic: Anbesol contains the local anesthetic Benzocaine and will numb oral exposed nerve endings. It is recommended for people over the age of 2 only. It can help with toothache, canker sores or other oral lesions. Use caution if you have methemaglobinemia history or are allergic to ester local anesthetics. Follow usage instructions accurately to prevent over exposure and serious side effects. ...Read more

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Baby orjael swabs took a lot of the pain away, why does it work better than the adult anbesol?

Baby orjael swabs took a lot of the pain away, why does it work better than the adult anbesol?

Yes: Actually, both orajel and anbesol have several different formulas but the basic original solutions both contain Benzocaine which is a local anesthetic ...Read more

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How much alcohol is in anbesol ?

How much alcohol is in anbesol ?

70%: Benzocaine is the active ingredient in anbesol, but the first ingredient (therefore the highest concentration) listed is benzyl alcohol. See http://westbalto.A-1associates.Com/links/drugs.Htm. ...Read more

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Could you mix anbesol with chloraseptic?

Could you mix anbesol with chloraseptic?

Read the label: If both of them list Benzocaine as an active ingredient, you should not mix them. If not, it is probably ok.. There are different over-the counter formulas available. Always, when not sure, check with the doctor. ...Read more

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Swallowing anbesol how much is dangerous?

Swallowing anbesol how much is dangerous?

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. ...Read more

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Could anbesol make gums dark red?

Could anbesol make gums dark red?

Red gums: Sounds like u have gingivitis and need a cleaning. Rare to get blister from topical numbing gel. ...Read more

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What happen if I swallowed oral anesthetic anbesol?

What happen if I swallowed oral anesthetic anbesol?

Probably nothing: It isn't unusual to swallow or taste a little after you apply it to your gums for a canker sore or toothache. But be careful--an overdose of the medication (benzocaine) in anbesol can lead to a dangerous condition called methemoglobinemia, which deprives your system of oxygen. Never use adult strength anbesol for children or babies. Follow the directions carefully and use only a little at a time. ...Read more

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Which is more effective anbesol oral anesthetic or oragel?

Which is more effective anbesol oral anesthetic or oragel?

Same but...: They are the same but be aware the fda has announce that use of benzacaine in children under the age of 4 is dangerous because of a rare but sometimes fatal condition called methemoglobinemia. This is a disorder in which the amount of oxygen carried through the blood stream is greatly reduced. I would not use these products on toddlers and infants. ...Read more

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What happens if someone swallowed an oral anesthetic (anbesol)?

What happens if someone swallowed an oral anesthetic (anbesol)?

Probably nothing: It isn't unusual to swallow or taste a little after you apply it to your gums for a canker sore or toothache. But be careful--an overdose of the medication (benzocaine) in anbesol can lead to a dangerous condition called methemoglobinemia, which deprives your system of oxygen. Never use adult strength anbesol for children or babies. Follow the directions carefully and use only a little at a time. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use anbesol (or any numbing drug) on hymen before breaking it?

Is it safe to use anbesol (or any numbing drug) on hymen before breaking it?

Numbing the vagina: Anbesol is not indicated for use in vaginal area. If you want to use numbing medicine you need to see a doctor to get a prescription for a specially formulated vaginal numbing medications. You could use numbing medicine but you also have to be aware they may decrease the pain but will cause other potentially unpleasant sensations. Numbing is not same as anesthesizing. ...Read more

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Is it possible for anbesol to cause diarrhea? I have used a little more than directed and I've been in the bathroom off and on for an hour and a half

Is it possible for anbesol to cause diarrhea? I have used a little more than directed and I've been in the bathroom off and on for an hour and a half

Many things are...: Many things are possible in life, so the answer to, "Is it possible...," is almost always, "Yes." The real question, should be, "Is it likely...?" That answer here is, "No, never heard of that happening." Anbesol is a mild anesthetic used in small amounts on lip sores or mouth sores, and is very unlikely to be a cause of diarrhea. The Anbesol and the diarrhea are probably coincidental. ...Read more

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Could anbesol liquid be used for blisters in the mouth?

Could anbesol liquid be used for blisters in the mouth?

Yes: Anbesol (benzocaine) is used for temporary relief of pain associated mouth and gum irritation, among other things. ...Read more

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Can anbesol prevent this cold sore from spreading?

Anbesol: Most 'cold sores' are caused by herpes simplex-1. (HSV-1)(not to be confused with the genital HSV-2.) Anbesol is a mixture of 3 things, Lidocaine and 2 antiseptics. The antiseptics might inhibit HSV-1 a bit, but its more to keep the lesion from getting over infected with a bacteria. So the answer is a mild yes, but don't count on it. ...Read more

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Is anbesol liquid safe for my 26 week pregnant wife to rub on gums?

Is anbesol liquid safe for my 26 week pregnant wife to rub on gums?

Safe, but not a cure: Something is causing the soreness. If it is an infection it can harm both your wife and the baby. Anbesol blocks pain, but does not cure the cause of the pain. Should be OK to use until your wife can get in to see her Dentist, but always check meds wit OBGyn before using. It's very import to call Dentist before whatever is causing the pain gets out of hand. And congratulations on the baby. ...Read more

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Can using anbesol on hymen before first time intercourse help in avoiding the pain? Are there any other medicine/drugs to numb the hymen?

Can using anbesol on hymen before first time intercourse help in avoiding the pain? Are there any other medicine/drugs to numb the hymen?

Thanks for asking!: Anbesol is not indicated for using in the vaginal area. Lidocaine 2% or 4% cream can be potentially used with application about 10-15 mins prior to intercourse. Close attention should be paid to recommended dosages for the cream, especially with the 4% to avoid toxicity. ...Read more

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Can too much 20% benzocaine (anbesol) harm teeth?

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Can too much 20% benzocaine (anbesol) harm teeth?

No: There have been no studies showing ill effects of topical anesthetic on dental hard tissues, but there is evidence that too much ingested or absorbed topical anesthetic can cause harm to your body especially if you have a family history of methemoglobinemia (a rare genetic disease). Overdose symptoms include uneven heartbeats, seizures.Coma, slowed breathing, or respiratory failure. ...Read more

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