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Can I Use Orajel On My Tongue Sore
Orajel is a trade name for a topical preparation of benzocaine...A local anesthetic. It is used topically to numb the area to which it is applied. Typically, it is applied to oral tissues to reduce pain from canker sores, sore gums or other sensitive areas of the mouth. It is ...Read more
Can I put Orajel on my tongue? I have ONE small white sore on the tip on my tongue. What would it be?
Yes: It could be a result of trauma to a taste bud. ...Read more
Can orajel be used for a burned tongue? I have developed a sore spot on my tongue, possibly from a burn. Can i use
orajel for the pain, or is it only for the other parts of the mouth?
Hello, : Hello, some people do apply orajelÂ® to the tongue. The danger is if your tongue becomes numb, you could very easily bite it and thus injure it more. The other problem is if you had an allergic reaction, your tongue could swell. Cough drops that contain Benzocaine or menthol would also provide some numbing action. For an acute burn, consider dipping your tongue in very cold water or sucking gently on a popsicle. Yogurt with active cultures can be helpful. Please do not put adult orajelÂ® on a babyâ€™s tongue. Do not use adult orajelÂ® for babies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can orajel be used for a burned tongue? I have developed a sore spot on my tongue, possibly from a burn. Can I use orajel for the pain, or is it only for the other parts of the mouth?
The : The problem with using orajel on your tongue, is that it will quickly be washed away by your saliva. My advice is to take tylenol or advil, suck on ice cubes or drink cool water. Lastly gargle with warm salt water, which will help it heal faster. Best of luck, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I used baby orajel on my tongue and it caused my mouth to swell and its hard to smile, move my lips and to lick my lips. Should i call the doctor?
I have a cut on my tongue. I had it for 4 days and just last night and today hurts the most. Can I use orajel to remove the pain?
Yes: Orajel is a topical anesthetic that will very temporarily relieve the pain. If the paid is really bad you may want to consider over the counter pain medication such as Ibuprofen if it is safe for you to take, although it may not work too well. If the pain lasts longer than a week or two, you can consider seeing a dentist for an evaluation. Although it should begin to resolve soon if just a cut. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have these sores on my tongue. I rinse it off with listerine 2-4x/day hoping it would kill bacteria to heal fast. Can I use orajel for comfort?
No: For relief, make a mixture of Benadryl liquid (12.5mg/tsp) with kaopectate (or maalox) - equal parts of each liquid . Rinse with 1 teaspoon every 2 hours for 45 seconds - 1 minute and spit out. Stop rinsing with listerine. Don't use orajel. Both products will further irritate your sores. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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