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What over-the-counter medication can I use to numb my whole mouth. Especially my tongue? Orajel, orasol, and benzocaine doesn't do the job.
I am 14 weeks pregnant I have a bad tooth ache is orajel safe to use? Drug facts it's says benzocaine 20% and benzalkonium chloride 0.1 %
Benzocaine : Benzocaine is a commonly used local anesthetic. It is an ester anesthetic that blocks both the initiation and conduction of nerve impulses by decreasing the neuronal membrane's permeability to sodium ions, which results in inhibition of depolarization with resultant blockade of conduction. It basically prevents conduction of the nerve. ...Read more
Less than 3 minutes: On a mucus membrane, slightly longer on skin. Be careful of over application as large doses can lead to met hemoglobinemia which looks like your lips and skin turn blue. In high concentrations can be very dangerous. ...Read more
Benzocain: it has very fast onset in few minutes ...Read more
Topical anesthesia: By decreasing sensation from the genitalia. The medicine is an analogue to the numbing medication that dentists use, for example. ...Read more
If someone is allergic to benzocaine could they be allergic to all chemicals that starts with benz?
No: Although both medications may be used to relieve pain, each works slightly differently and has different uses. Benzocaine treats pain associated with minor burns, sunburns, minor cuts, and sometimes itchy skin. Benzydamine hydrochloride may be applied as a cream on the skin for muscle pain. It also comes in the form of a mouthwash or a spray to relieve sore throat pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: Benzocaine is an anesthetic. So is cocaine. I don't think Benzocaine creates euphoria, do it is not likely to be addicting. But then again, i never thought that over the counter cough syrup could be addicting either, but people get addicted to dextromethorphan in otc cough syrup. Go figure. ...Read more
Benzocaine OD: Benzocaine is a topical pain medication. According to Drugs.Com "An overdose of benzocaine topical applied to the skin can cause life-threatening side effects such as uneven heartbeats, seizure (convulsions), coma, slowed breathing, or respiratory failure (breathing stops)." See: https://www.drugs.com/mtm/benzocaine-topical.html ...Read more
Benzocaine: It would be okay to gargle say 3x day, but you shouldn't swallow it. The answer is yes it can cause some problems, but used in small doses, as directed is usually harmless. Used in otic solution and in the ear is even more harmless (tiny doses). Its used to relieve ear pain. ...Read more
OTC creams and spray: Products like americaine, anbesol, boil ease, cepacol sore throat, cetacaine, dermoplast, exactacain, hurricaine, lanacane, orabase with benzocaine, orajel, and skeeter stik all contain benzocaine. (for a list of more otc products that contain benzocaine, visit this website:www.Fda.Gov/drugs/drugsafety/ucm250029.Htm#list.). ...Read more
Benzocaine Bath?: Hello. What would you be attempting to treat by bathing (lathering your skin) in benzocaine? Some side effects: headache, confusion; fast heart rate, swelling, redness, blisters, feeling light-headed or short of breath. Pale, blue, or gray appearance of your skin, lips, or fingernails and hives; Skin changes and hives REQUIRE immediate medical attention. ...Read more