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Doctor insights on: Benzocaine Ointment

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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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Are both bacitracin ointment & bacitracin zinc ointment the same?

Are both bacitracin ointment & bacitracin zinc ointment the same?

Yes: Bacitracin is an effective topical antibiotic. Bacitracin zinc is a salt of the compound that is usually added to neomycin and polymixin b to form the triple antibiotic, neosporin. ...Read more

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Is lidocaine topical cream strong?

Is lidocaine topical cream strong?

Lidocaine: The question is loaded. Do you mean is it strong enough for analgesia or do you mean is it too strong for allie ? ...Read more

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Is polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or calendula ointment better?

Is polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or calendula ointment better?

For what problem?: Without knowing what you're treating, it's hard to say which would be "better." polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) contains synthetic antibiotics, Bacitracin and polymyxin. Calendula ointment is from the marigold plant, calendula officinalis. It's been traditionally used in minor skin wounds: skin infections, burns, bee stings, sunburn, warts, etc. Most research comes from animal studies. http://tinyurl.com/lapg2kq. ...Read more

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Is bacitracin zinc ointment exactly like neosporin?

Is bacitracin zinc ointment exactly like neosporin?

No: They are different compounds but both can be helpful in the correct setting. ...Read more

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Is pontocaine ointment effective?

Is  pontocaine ointment effective?

Yes: Pontocaine is a topical local anesthetic and, if used as indicated, should be effective. ...Read more

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Could topical lidocaine & prilocaine help sunburn?

Not best idea.: Aloe vera) can v redness, pain, itching ; swelling from burns. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial ; antifungal qualities. It speeds burn healing by stimulating new skin growth. V pain by placing cool, moist compresses on skin. Nsaid's ; Acetaminophen can help. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be used for itching. Hydrate well ; don't peel off deep layers. See dr for severe burns. ...Read more

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Does cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) cream treat poison ivy?

Does cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) cream treat poison ivy?

It can: Some people have such a mild or no reaction that they need nothing at all. Some people have more itching and cortisone cream can really help but it shouldn't be used more than a week or two. Some people have such a bad reaction they need oral cortisone or even iv! ...Read more

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Does cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) cream help poison ivy?

Does cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) cream help poison ivy?

Probably so: Cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) is a combination of a steroid and a topical antibiotic. The steroid is probably the component that is doing the most for your reaction. I would avoid the topical antibiotic unless there is truly a bacterial infection that needs to be treated. The antibiotic portion carries the risk of an allergic reaction and can confound the clinical picture. ...Read more

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Campho phenique or dermoplast?

Campho phenique or dermoplast?

FOR WHAT??????: For a little relief from minor itch or pain you could use either one. For anything else you will not benefit from either of these. ...Read more

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Why use bactroban (mupirocin) over bacitracin?

Why use bactroban (mupirocin) over bacitracin?

Depends: Bactroban (mupirocin) should only be used in an infection caused by mrsa. If not, mssa infections can convert into MRSA infections. ...Read more

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Will triamcinolone acetonide ointment treat hemorrhoids?

Will triamcinolone acetonide ointment treat hemorrhoids?

They can soothe: Steroid containing suppositories, creams and foam can relieve the pain and itching with hemorrhoids but do not treat the hemorrhoids themselves or their cause. Hemorrhoids are the result of too much pressure being generated in the anorectum, the result of lack of dietary fiber.In addition to the triamcinolone, try taking metamucil or an equivalent product. ...Read more

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Can bacitracin ointment heal genital herpes?

Can bacitracin ointment heal genital herpes?

No: Bacitracin is an antibiotic effective against some bacteria. Herpes is a virus, and Bacitracin has no activity against it. ...Read more

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Can topical lidocaine & prilocaine help treat sunburn?

They will: Reduce your pain, but not augment the healing or reduce the risk of infection for deeper burns. ...Read more

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Does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) ointment cure acne?

Does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) ointment cure acne?

Maybe.: Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is zinc oxide, which has two principle purposes. It is very effective as a moisture barrier (hence used on a baby's bottom to prevent diaper rash) and as en effective sun block. There is some evidence that it results in a reduction in the production of sebum, the oil produced by our sebaceous skin glands. Therefore it may play a role in the treatment of acne. Check with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can I use tricinolone steroid cream & neosporin antibacterial together?

Can I use tricinolone steroid cream & neosporin antibacterial together?

Yes: These can be used together with the steroid cream applied first. This is often done if rashes such as eczema are secondarily infected. However, bactroban (mupirocin) ointment is a better choice than neosporin due to the lower risk of allergic contact dermatitis. ...Read more