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Cepacol Or Chloraseptic
Read the label: If both of them list Benzocaine as an active ingredient, you should not mix them. If not, it is probably ok. There are different over-the counter formulas available. Always, when not sure, check with the doctor.
Yes: Generally it should be safe. If it tastes funny, then don't use it.
Yes: To learn possible effects call 1-800-222-1222 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to reach any poison control center in the United States. You will be connected with an expert who will direct you how to proceed. Please have all product information available when you call.
Post-tonsillectomy: You can use Chloraseptic spray after tonsillectomy, but it usually provides limited, short term relief. Talk to your surgeon about his/her preferences. I tell my patients they can use it, but as I mentioned, it is of limited use. Sometimes 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water to rinse and swish is soothing-no gargling. Besides that, take whatever pain Rx your doctor recommended.
Not much: A little bit is ok. I mean after all, you put the stuff in your mouth, how can you not swallow any? Its certainly not poisonous. I s'pose if you swallow to much, your body will try to get rid of it quickly, ie: you'll throw up.
Yes: Should pose no problems.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: It depends on your symptoms. Generally, you can take one every 4 hours as needed for pain. If they don't help. Stop taking them and try warm salt water gargles.
No.: Not recommended, but a small swallow won't hurt you.
Hello.: Hello. Don't know if this is regarding an adult or a child. Will answer as if an adult. Consider warm salt water gargles at least four times a day to assist with inflammation. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication for pain and to reduce fever. Obtain a throat culture. Untreated streph throat can lead to serious complications down the line. Take care.
Not necessay: Following a tonsillectomy, a septic crust covers the surgically exposed tonsillar fossa or raw area that is exposed to the outside air. Inasmuch as the oral cavity is not sterile, the patient's normal immune response is all that is necessary to heal the raw surface. I would think that chloraseptic would cause more burning. However it would be safe to use.See 1 more doctor answer
Chloraseptic spray and drops only reliev chloraseptic spray and drops only relieve mildly can' my doctor said something abou my doctor said something?
Are you ok?: Your question appears to be dictated by a confused person. If you are feeling very muddy, get seen today. If you have a cough not responsive to cough drops, you need to find out why you have the cough. How long you've had it, what it's like, other medical problems, etc.
I just had a tonsilectomy 3 days ago the pain pills are not helping I've got canker sores everywhere I need relief now can I use chloraseptic / kanka?
After tonsilectomy: Personally, I think the chloraseptic would be irritating and not helpful and the kanka might numb the area but not be of much help either. Your surgeon is more familiar with this procedure, you and what pain medication you are already taking. I think he\she would be able to suggest better solutions for you. Call the office.See 1 more doctor answer
Canker sore: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) run their course in 7-10 days. Applying a mouthwash can't hurt, but may not be of much help. Until it is no longer painful, Stay away from spicy foods and try not to irritate it. Get some Orabase Ointment OTC from the pharmacy. It is an oral bandage that will stick to the ulcer. Apply it before meals so you can eat without discomfort.See 2 more doctor answers
Cepacol side effects: Yes it is possible and it is also possible to have allergic reactions and side effects on regular doses. You should not exceed the recommended doses on the bottle and stop if you have side effects.
A lot: Cepacol is basically menthol, a mild numbing agent. You would have to ingest a large number to cause trouble.
Strep throat: Strep throat needs to be treated with antibiotics an not with any throat sprays.
Culture results: Yes culture results can be affected by antiseptic mouth wash.
I've been using chloraseptic for my soar throat and I get random etg tested. Will the phenol in the chloraseptic test falsely for alcohol?
It should: Be fine, don't blast it just prior but the amount that eners your bloodstream should not b significant.