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What is the definition or description of: Benzocaine allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Benzocaine allergy?

Anaphylaxis: A true allergic reaction is that where even the smallest dose of an "allergen" causes a full blown organ system shut down, Rash, wheezing to Shortness of breath, dysrhythmias to Ventricular fibrillation, total renal shut down. Supportive measures, epinephrine and anti-allergen (reversal) needs to be given. This can happen with any substance introduced into the body not recognized as "self". ...Read more

Benzocaine Allergy (Definition)

A true allergic reaction is that where even the smallest dose of an "allergen" causes a full blown organ system shut down, Rash, wheezing to Shortness of breath, dysrhythmias to Ventricular fibrillation, total renal shut down. Supportive measures, epinephrine and anti-allergen (reversal) needs to be given. This can happen with any substance introduced into the body ...Read more


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I have allergy to benzocaine. This week I had a rxn to a dental anesthetic, swelling of cheek & throat. How long should I take Benadryl? Need tests?

I have allergy to benzocaine. This week I had a rxn to a dental anesthetic, swelling of cheek & throat. How long should I take Benadryl? Need tests?

Allergy: Should not have any of the caine medications. Next time could have anaphylaxis. Most safe way to test is with an allergist. Consider getting Epipen. Benadryl may help in the first 48 hours. ...Read more

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PAINFUL blisters in mouth & vagina due to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) allergy. Ok to put benzocaine cream on outer vag, offers a little relief. What else can I use? Help!

PAINFUL blisters in mouth & vagina due to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) allergy. Ok to put benzocaine cream on outer vag, offers a little relief. What else can I use? Help!

Symptomatic relief: Is best after discussion with your PCP or doctor. Make sure this is documented in your chart as ALLERGY TO BACTRIM/SULFAS. The symptomatic relief is perhaps the best, like ice chips, no hot, spicy, foods. Keep it bland, hydrating, easy to digest as your entire throat may also be affected down to your gut. Tepid, soothing, nonstinging baths like Aveeno (oatmeal) may be helpful. No chemical shampoos or soaps. ...Read more

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Can you use auralgan (benzocaine and antipyrine) eardrops in children with earache?

Can you use auralgan (benzocaine and antipyrine) eardrops in children with earache?

Usually: The ear drop does not cure infection but may give pain relief. They should never be used if there is a hole in the ear drum or drainage from the ear. ...Read more

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When can you use auralgan (benzocaine and antipyrine) eardrops in children with earache?

When can you use auralgan (benzocaine and antipyrine) eardrops in children with earache?

Young: Auralgan (benzocaine and antipyrine) can be used in infants, children, adolescents, and adults for Otitis media and ear wax removal. Always ask your physician for proper use instructions. ...Read more

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Can someone get addicted to benzocaine?

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 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 use topical benzocaine on shingles?

Can I use topical benzocaine on shingles?

Best treatment is: Oral antiviral meds: shorten course of infection & help prevent nerve pain of untreated shingles. Topical creams containing capsaicin may provide some relief from pain, but this hot-pepper derivative may "burn" or irritate the skin of some people (& should be used with caution to prevent getting in eyes). Topical preps with Benzocaine may help. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for benzocaine overdose?

What is the treatment for benzocaine overdose?

Many problems: Overdose symptoms may include uneven heartbeats, seizure (convulsions), coma, slowed breathing, or respiratory failure (breathing stops). Do not use Benzocaine topical if you have a blood cell disorder called methemoglobinemia. Before using Benzocaine topical, tell your doctor if you have any type of inherited enzyme deficiency, a breathing disorder such as asthma or emphysema, or if you smoke. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for benzocaine toxicity?

Methylene blue: The most dangerous potential effect of Benzocaine overdose is methemoglobinemia, a condition in which not enough oxygen is available to the body. There may be pale or blue-gray skin and nail beds, shortness of breath, and lightheadedness. Emergency treatment is the IV administration of a medication called methylene blue, and discontinuation of Benzocaine use. ...Read more

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Can benzocaine cause false positive for cocaine?

In short,: No. There are no structural similarities between these 2 drugs. ...Read more

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Can you be addicted to benzocaine (oral anesthetic)?

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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What happens if you get benzocaine oral ointment in eyes?

What happens if you get benzocaine oral ointment in eyes?

Little: A small amount of Benzocaine ointment will probably not hurt your eye, but try not to get things in the eye that do not belong. Some compounds, like household cleaning products, can cause permanent damage to the eye surface (scarring), and associated permanent vision loss. ...Read more

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Will applying benzocaine on my penis help me last longer?

Yes: The Benzocaine will cause the penis to experience an anesthetic effect and with a decreased sensitivity, the ejaculatory period can be increased. It is a treatment option for those with premature ejaculation. ...Read more

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Where can you get 6% lidocaine 20% benzocaine 4% tetracaine?

BLT Cream: You do not need a prescription to buy this product. It’s usually sold in Walgreens, Savons, CVCs. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Benzocaine (Definition)

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