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Can I Use Orajel On My Tongue Sore
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...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?
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 more
Have a sore area on top of mouth between gums and cheek with white patch. Put orajel on it and the gel turned white and balled up why would that happen?
Normal occurrence: Having a mouth sore in this area is probably a apthous ulcer or canker sore. The white patch in mouth is tissue surface layer sloughing off, think of scab on skin. The medication can turn color and collect with this patch to ball up. Spot will heal in week time. ...Read more
I have new dentures I was hurting so I went to put orajel in my mouth accidently put camphor phenol cold sore med in mouth will it hurt me?
No: It probably not have the desired pain-relieving effect, but it should not do you any harm. If you feel your denture is rubbing sore spots on your gums, or hitting too hard on certain teeth, see your dentist for an adjustment. This is very common with new dentures, as they can be challenging to get used to at first. ...Read more
I have a tooth ache and can not get it pulled until thursday, is it anything I can do now? I have taken aleve, (naproxen) I have used orajel, and mouth wash
Yes: Yes there is...You can call your dentist and say you are in horrible pain and need medication. He should have prescribed antibiotics if there was an infection. You seem to need pain medication that is stronger than over the counter meds....You can always increase Motrin to 800 miligrams which is what the dentist often prescribes. ...Read more
Full mouth extractions march 19...Few tender spots on lower gum one has bone splinter starting to work it's way out...Ok to use oragel or similar?
Call your surgeon: The "splinter" may not be that at all... It might be the edge of the socket. If so, it will need to be smoothed down. If it is a bone spicule, your dentist can easily tease it out painlessly and quickly, allowing your gums to heal that much faster. Give the office a call. ...Read more
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?
Sore: Try this formula as it worked recently for my assistant. Rinse two to three times per day with a mixture of 50% water and 50% peroxide. Our local druggist suggested this as she had two on her tongue that arrived that morning. They were gone in two days. Let us know how it works for you. ...Read more
Please help! I need to numb my tongue frenulum for a few minutes to do something that would otherwise be a bit too painful to do myself. Will orajel numb the area?
No: Topical anesthetics provide surface, not deep, numbing. If you are contemplating self-surgery please rethink. In addition to the distinct possibility of an extremely painful experience, the possibility of injury, bleeding, infection, are extremely high. And trying to work backwards in a mirror takes training and experience. Please rethink. ...Read more
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 more
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 (diphenhydramine) 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 more
Orajel: If it makes you feel better, that's fine. It does not speed healing, it only relieves discomfort for a short time. ...Read more
I've been treating my canker sore with salt, alum and orajel. It has turned black. Is that normal? Why would that happen?
Tissue damage: Canker sores self-heal in 10 days to 2 weeks. Your well meaning but over-zealous attempts at self-treatment did damage to your tissues and may leave a scar. Please see your Dentist for care rather than a DIY approach. ...Read more
My tongue has been hurting for about 2 months. Way in back on side it's just a little red no ulcer. Orajel burned.. Ear discomfort. Scared itscancer.
Why are you waiting?: Why have you been suffering and waiting for two months? Don't let the fear of cancer from getting this evaluated by a dentist or ENT specialist. There are so many more likely causes than cancer and it should be possible to easily treat it. Call for an appointment today. Internet research cannot help you in any way. A doctor can. ...Read more
I thought I was rubbing orajel on my sore gum and tooth but it was actually campho phenique I brushed my teeth 3 times should I be concerned?
You're OK: And I say that with a caveat. The small amount of campo phenique will not harm you. The untreated sore gum/tooth may harm you as you may be dealing with a spreading infection, and if so it will not self heal. You need to be professionally examined, diagnosed, and then treated. Please call a Dentist. ...Read more
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
I bit my tongue really hard when I had a grand mal seizure. It happened a couple of days ago. I have been using orajel but it is really not helping.
If you have yet to see a doctor regarding your seizure activity, this would be a good place to start.
Tongue injuries usually heal well without medical intervention. If you have continued swelling, bleeding or severe pain then you should be seen by a doctor. ...Read more
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
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