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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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Can I use benzocaine for the inside of my vagina? Don't want my vagina to feel pain for my virginity. Or is it bad?

Wait a bit: With loving, patient, gentle foreplay, there should not be a pain problem. For your relationship health, I'd urge that you work together on finding ways to explore and expand your readiness with kisses and licks at the right spots, gentle probing till you are ready. A therapist can help a lot! Also, sensitive books - ask librarian - search onine (non-porn). Don't be numb! KY jelly is okay and safe ...Read more

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Can I use benzocaine on my childs penis 7yr old so that he does not feel the pain while i clean his penis?

Yes but not needed: Benzocaine (found otc in vagisyl cream) is moderately effective in numbing the tip of the penis. Allow 5-10 min after application for best effect. It can result in redness and swelling (not usually an allergic reaction) that goes away in a few hours. General cleaning should not cause pain, however. Use baby shampoo and retract foreskin (if any) very gently. Do not rub with towel or sponge. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use benzocaine gel before insertion of a Foley catheter?

Yes: There is a Lidocaine jelly which can be used intraurethrally prior to insertion of a foley catheter or cystoscopic procedure done under local anesthesia. The comfort level of the patient is noticeably better with the injection of the jelly into the urethra, placement of a penile clamp for men, and waiting 5 minutes prior to insertion of the foley or cystoscope. ...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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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 do you think of the latest us food & fda's advice on the use of benzocaine in baby teething gels?

What do you think of the latest us food & fda's advice on the use of benzocaine in baby teething gels?

Limit use: The use of numbing gel with Benzocaine has limited effectiveness, tastes bad and should have limited use since are ingesting it. It is more effective to use cold on area like a iced rag, chilled teething toy, etc. Remember the child will live through this period of growth. We all have. ...Read more

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Is it true that benzocaine is safe to use on penis regularly for premature ejaculation?

Is it true that benzocaine is safe to use on penis regularly for premature ejaculation?

Yes: Very few men are allergic. You can have even more fun learning the squeeze technique with a partner and reprogramming yourself and gaining greater mastery. ...Read more

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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