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Pregnant women can use orajel?

Pregnant women can use orajel?

Not in excess: And consult with your obgyn and dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Orajel ok to use while pregnant?

Orajel ok to use while pregnant?

Sure.: Benzocaine is the main ingredient of orajel; when used within reason (not excessive amounts, nor for too long) it is expected to be safe for use during pregnancy and lactation. Pregnancy category c, no human or animal studies available. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use the oral pain medication orajel while you are pregnant?

Is it safe to use the oral pain medication orajel while you are pregnant?

Yes, but...: Why is "dental pain" being "treated" with orajel? Most dental pain comes from infection or inflammation. Guess what isn't safe for the baby?!? Strongly recommend seeing the dentist to find the cause. Common sense finally wins! Check this link:
http://health. Usnews. Com/health-news/news/articles/2013/08/07/dental-care-safe-for-pregnant-women-experts. ...Read more

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I am 14 weeks pregnant I have a bad tooth ache is orajel safe to use? Drug facts it's says benzocaine 20% and benzalkonium chloride 0.1 %

I am 14 weeks pregnant I have a bad tooth ache is orajel safe to use? Drug facts it's says benzocaine 20% and benzalkonium chloride 0.1 %

See your dentist: Toothache will not resolve on its own. Dental care is safe and essential during pregnancy. Delay in necessary treatment could cause harm to you and possibly to the baby. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I am 16 week pregnant, I have canker sore in my throat, is it safe orajel for my baby?

I am 16 week pregnant, I have canker sore in my throat, is it safe orajel for my baby?

Yes: No problem with this. Do not overdo it because you may make it worse. Warm salt water rinses (1 tsp/8oz) 4-5 times a day really help. Dry the area with a Q-tip first then apply oragel or baby oragel with a Q-tip. Good Luck. Good to consider the effects on your baby. ...Read more

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Can my pregnant wife use ambasol or oragel for a toothache?

Can my pregnant wife use ambasol or oragel for a toothache?

Yes: These are topical medications and so not get absorbed at high levels systemically so they are safe. Use only amount recommended. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: orajel?

What is the definition or description of: orajel?

See Below: 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 available over the counter. ...Read more

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I need to know if there is a substitute to orajel?

I need to know if there is a substitute to orajel?

Numerous: There are a numbe of topical anesthetics available otc for gum irritation or numbing of mouth ulcers. Ask your pharmacist. Know that none of them cure a toothache, abscess, infection. Please check w your dentist. ...Read more

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Could a baby overdose on baby orajel?

Could a baby overdose on baby orajel?

Not really: Using too much baby orajel may make your child nauseated and fussy. The medicament has limited effect. You would be better using a cool or iced rag or frozen rings (liquid filled plastic loops) for them to suck or chew on. ...Read more

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Is it ok to put orajel on my toothbrush?

Is it ok to put orajel on my toothbrush?

Yes, but why?: Once per once, orajel is an expensive way to deal with tooth or gum issues. In low doses it will not hurt you but it is not going to help the issue in the long term. See your dentist and deal with your dental issue. ...Read more

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Is it ok to put orajel on baby thigh before shots?

Is it ok to put orajel on baby thigh before shots?

Yes, but...: Most, if not all, doctors would consider that a waste of time and money. The Orajel will not make a noticeable difference in anything related to the shots. Even the skin anesthetics that doctors sometimes use before starting IV's or doing blood draws need not be used in babies' shots, partly because the shot needles are tiny and the pain is more from the vaccine liquid expanding into the muscle. ...Read more

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Can it be possible for you to become addicted to orajel?

Can it be possible for you to become addicted to orajel?

Orajel: The ingredients in orajel are not addictive. That is not to say that an individual may become dependent on using it unnecessarily. It is intended for short term use. If you or anyone else has a continuing dental problem, it should be evaluated and treated by a dentist. Orajel merely numbs the area, it does not remove the cause of the discomfort. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could take paracetamol after using orajel?

Can you tell me if I could take paracetamol after using orajel?

Yes: Using paracetamol after applying orajel is ok. But what is not ok if you continue using orajel. You could wind up with chemical burn at the affected area where you appying it. If you have a tooth ache seek the help of a dentist. ...Read more

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What is an alternative to orajel that I could give my teething 6 month old?

What is an alternative to orajel that I could give my teething 6 month old?

Frozen washcloth: I am glad you are hesitant to use orajel on your 6 month old because some children can have deadly side effects to orajel. Try placing a clean wet washcloth in the freezer for a couple of hours then offer to your baby to gnaw on. The cold will ease the gums and it will clean the area at the same time. ...Read more

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Is Orajel safe for my tongue I bit it in an accident and its been a week already.

Is Orajel safe for my tongue I bit it in an accident and its been a week already.

Safe, yes: Effective, possibly. Make sure it contains Benzocaine, and use exactly as per package directions. If pain does not ease off within the next week see your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use orajel on babies? I'd rather use natural means of helping with teething pain, but nothing else seems to work..

Is it okay to use orajel on babies? I'd rather use natural means of helping with teething pain, but nothing else seems to work..

Try: Try orajel natural. Orajel that contains Benzocaine has a very rare risk of methemoglobinemia. Baby Motrin or baby tylenol (acetaminophen) usually work better and last longer. You can also try a chilled pacifier or teething ring. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous if someone consumes an entire bottle of orajel maximum strength liquid?? What would the most serious symptoms be?

Is it dangerous if someone consumes an entire bottle of orajel maximum strength liquid?? What would the most serious symptoms be?

MSDS: The Material Safety Data Sheet for the product can be found at the below link:

http://secure. Cooperbooth. Com/datasheets/642405.pdf ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop teething pain? Is orajel safe to use on babies? I haven't really heard of anything else that can help babies with teething pain..

What is the best way to stop teething pain? Is orajel safe to use on babies? I haven't really heard of anything else that can help babies with teething pain..

There: There are small teething rings made to be frozen that you can let you child chew on. Sometimes a clean wash rag will do the trick also. Orajel is generally not recommended for infants because if too much is applied it can be swallowed and cause temporary numbness of the tongue and throat making it difficult for them to swallow.

Contact you pediatrician for recommendations on what analgesic you can use. ...Read more

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Best remedy to stop toothache pain at home? I've heard of orajel. Is that the best way to deal with minor toothache pain at home, or are there other, better things? .

Best remedy to stop toothache pain at home? I've heard of orajel. Is that the best way to deal with minor toothache pain at home, or are there other, better things? .

As: As the other doctors have advised, it is prudent to make an appointment with a dentist and have your teeth checked out to determine the cause of the toothache, however minor. Orajel is only a topical analgesic. It might not effectively relieve your pain. Any painkiller will only temporarily relieve your symptoms, but it is wise to get to the bottom of the problem, so it doesn't return twice as worse. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can I still use expired orajel?

Not recommended: You should never use expired medicine. As it gets old, the chemicals can break down and produce undesired effects or the medication is no longer effective. ...Read more

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Can I feed my baby after giving him orajel natural?

Can I feed my baby after giving him orajel natural?

Yes: You are already putting a medication into his mouth so he will swallow a little bit of it anyway. Also, after a couple of minutes the numbing effect should have already occurred. ...Read more

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Is Orajel safe for a 7mos old baby? Can it help lessen teething pain?

Is Orajel safe for a 7mos old baby? Can it help lessen teething pain?

Which one?: Orajel containing
benzocaine should NOT be used before 24 months. Baby Orajel without Benzocaine should be OK. Do not overdose. With a q-tip dap a tiny little bit onto the area where tooth is trying to emerge. A chilled teething ring may be just as effective, Talk to your Pediatrician about Baby Motrin. Take your child to a Pediatric
Dental Specialist (Pedodontist) as a 1st b'day present. ...Read more

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Besides Orajel is there any other ointment over the counter that we could buy?

Problem?: What seems to be the problem with your teeth? Orajel is a topical anesthetic and really will not alleviate dental pain. Definitive dental care will. Call for an appointment. ...Read more

Orajel (Definition)

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