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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.

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.

Nothing: Nothing will numb your whole mouth. What reason could you possibly have to want to numb your whole mouth. Doesn't seem logical. ...Read more

Dr. Itzhak Kronzon
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Benzocaine (Definition)

Benzocaine is an ear drop which is a kind of ...Read more


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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 %

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 %

See your dentist: Toothache will not resolve on its own. Dental care is safe and essential during pregnancy. Delay in necessary treatment could cause harm to you and possibly to the baby. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What is benzocaine used for?

What is benzocaine used for?

Local anesthetic: also called Anbesol, Hurricaine or Orajel. It is a local anesthetic that is used to relieve pain. ...Read more

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How does benzocaine function?

How does benzocaine function?

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

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How well does benzocaine work?

Pretty well: Benzocaine is a great topical anesthetic when used carefully and properly.

Do not exceed recommended dosages as it may cause a serious condition called methemoglobinemia. ...Read more

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How long does it take for benzocaine to take effect?

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

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How can benzocaine 7.5% works on premature ejectculation/?

Topical anesthesia: By decreasing sensation from the genitalia. The medicine is an analogue to the numbing medication that dentists use, for example. ...Read more

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Can someone get addicted to benzocaine?

No: A person may continue to use Benzocaine not because (s)he is addicted to it but because (s)he wants continued relief from pain. The drug itself is not addictive. ...Read more

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Is it possible to become odd or addicted to benzocaine?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Benzocaine overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Benzocaine overdose?

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

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Can pure benzocaine mixed with some water cause health problems?

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

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I was wondering what are some over-the-counter meds containing analegics benzocaine?

I was wondering what are some over-the-counter meds containing analegics benzocaine?

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

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If someone is allergic to benzocaine could they be allergic to all chemicals that starts with benz?

Benzocaine: Benzocaine is a local anesthetic commonly used as a topical pain reliever. Just because you have allergy to benzocaine, it doesn't mean you have allergy to other local anesthetics. ...Read more

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What could happen if you took a bath in benzocaine?

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

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Can I inject topical benzocaine?

Can I inject topical benzocaine?

Not a good idea.: What for? Drugs like Benzocaine do not have sytemic pain benefits and are meant for local use. They can induce cardiac arrythmias. ...Read more

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Can I inject topical benzocaine myself?

Can I inject topical benzocaine myself?

"topical" means to…: Be applied to the skin; it is not intended for injection unless formulated for that use. For what purpose do you want to inject it? ...Read more

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What is benzocaine otic solution used for?

What is benzocaine otic solution used for?

Ear pain: Used to reduce pain from otitis media (middle ear infection). Used in combination with Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Also may be used in combination with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can someone become addicted to benzocaine?

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

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Can I inject topical benzocaine 20% myself?

Can I inject topical benzocaine 20% myself?

Definitely not: Dont ever do this. Benzocaine is very toxic to the heart and may cause cardiacarrest. When given topically, within reasonable limits, the concentrations in the blood stay low. Injected, however, a sudden spike in serum concentration may be harmful. ...Read more

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Could i inject topical benzocaine 20% solution?

Could i inject topical benzocaine 20% solution?

Absolutely not: That compound is not meant for injection and can significantly damage tissues if injected. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how benzocaine interact with the human body?

Benzocain effect: it was cause local anesthesia if given IV it can cause depression of CNS and cvs.metabolize by liver and secreated by kid ...Read more

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Do you know are lidocaine and benzocaine safe anaesthetics to use?

Do you know are lidocaine and benzocaine safe anaesthetics to use?

Yes and no: All anesthetics pose risk for toxicity, allergy and side effects. The adverse effects of Benzocaine include methemoglobinemia and allergy, and though rare, these occur more commonly than with lidocaine. ...Read more

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