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How much alcohol is in anbesol?

How much alcohol is in anbesol?

70%: Benzocaine is the active ingredient in anbesol, but the first ingredient (therefore the highest concentration) listed is benzyl alcohol. See http://westbalto. A-1associates. Com/links/drugs. Htm. ...Read more

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Swallowing anbesol how much is dangerous?

Swallowing anbesol how much is dangerous?

Try not to swallow.: Anbesol (benzocaine) is a "topical" anesthetic that is used to soothe skin or mucous membrane or oral pain. It should not be swallowed. Some people can have an allergy to this medicine, and this drug can sometimes cause serious side effects. ...Read more

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Could you mix anbesol with chloraseptic?

Could you mix anbesol with 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. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about anbesol?

Can you tell me more about anbesol?

Topical anesthetic: Anbesol contains the local anesthetic Benzocaine and will numb oral exposed nerve endings. It is recommended for people over the age of 2 only. It can help with toothache, canker sores or other oral lesions. Use caution if you have methemaglobinemia history or are allergic to ester local anesthetics. Follow usage instructions accurately to prevent over exposure and serious side effects. ...Read more

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Baby orjael swabs took a lot of the pain away, why does it work better than the adult anbesol?

Baby orjael swabs took a lot of the pain away, why does it work better than the adult anbesol?

Yes: Actually, both orajel and anbesol have several different formulas but the basic original solutions both contain Benzocaine which is a local anesthetic ...Read more

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Can too much 20% benzocaine (anbesol) harm teeth?

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Can too much 20% benzocaine (anbesol) harm teeth?

No: There have been no studies showing ill effects of topical anesthetic on dental hard tissues, but there is evidence that too much ingested or absorbed topical anesthetic can cause harm to your body especially if you have a family history of methemoglobinemia (a rare genetic disease). Overdose symptoms include uneven heartbeats, seizures.Coma, slowed breathing, or respiratory failure. ...Read more

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Could anbesol make gums dark red?

Could anbesol make gums dark red?

Red gums: Sounds like u have gingivitis and need a cleaning. Rare to get blister from topical numbing gel. ...Read more

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What happen if I swallowed oral anesthetic anbesol?

What happen if I swallowed oral anesthetic anbesol?

Probably nothing: It isn't unusual to swallow or taste a little after you apply it to your gums for a canker sore or toothache. But be careful--an overdose of the medication (benzocaine) in anbesol can lead to a dangerous condition called methemoglobinemia, which deprives your system of oxygen. Never use adult strength anbesol for children or babies. Follow the directions carefully and use only a little at a time. ...Read more

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Which is more effective anbesol oral anesthetic or oragel?

Which is more effective anbesol oral anesthetic or oragel?

Same but...: They are the same but be aware the fda has announce that use of benzacaine in children under the age of 4 is dangerous because of a rare but sometimes fatal condition called methemoglobinemia. This is a disorder in which the amount of oxygen carried through the blood stream is greatly reduced. I would not use these products on toddlers and infants. ...Read more

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What happens if someone swallowed an oral anesthetic (anbesol)?

What happens if someone swallowed an oral anesthetic (anbesol)?

Probably nothing: It isn't unusual to swallow or taste a little after you apply it to your gums for a canker sore or toothache. But be careful--an overdose of the medication (benzocaine) in anbesol can lead to a dangerous condition called methemoglobinemia, which deprives your system of oxygen. Never use adult strength anbesol for children or babies. Follow the directions carefully and use only a little at a time. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use anbesol (or any numbing drug) on hymen before breaking it?

Is it safe to use anbesol (or any numbing drug) on hymen before breaking it?

Numbing the vagina: Anbesol is not indicated for use in vaginal area. If you want to use numbing medicine you need to see a doctor to get a prescription for a specially formulated vaginal numbing medications. You could use numbing medicine but you also have to be aware they may decrease the pain but will cause other potentially unpleasant sensations. Numbing is not same as anesthesizing. ...Read more

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Is it possible for anbesol to cause diarrhea? I have used a little more than directed and I've been in the bathroom off and on for an hour and a half

Is it possible for anbesol to cause diarrhea? I have used a little more than directed and I've been in the bathroom off and on for an hour and a half

Many things are...: Many things are possible in life, so the answer to, "Is it possible..., " is almost always, "Yes." The real question, should be, "Is it likely...? " That answer here is, "No, never heard of that happening." Anbesol is a mild anesthetic used in small amounts on lip sores or mouth sores, and is very unlikely to be a cause of diarrhea. The Anbesol and the diarrhea are probably coincidental. ...Read more

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Could anbesol liquid be used for blisters in the mouth?

Could anbesol liquid be used for blisters in the mouth?

Yes: Anbesol (benzocaine) is used for temporary relief of pain associated mouth and gum irritation, among other things. ...Read more

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Can anbesol prevent this cold sore from spreading?

Anbesol: Most 'cold sores' are caused by herpes simplex-1. (HSV-1) (not to be confused with the genital HSV-2.) Anbesol is a mixture of 3 things, Lidocaine and 2 antiseptics. The antiseptics might inhibit HSV-1 a bit, but its more to keep the lesion from getting over infected with a bacteria. So the answer is a mild yes, but don't count on it. ...Read more

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Is anbesol liquid safe for my 26 week pregnant wife to rub on gums?

Is anbesol liquid safe for my 26 week pregnant wife to rub on gums?

Generally Acceptable: This is a topical medicine and if used as directed should not affect your developing baby. It has a good safety profile. Having said that you should check with your OB-GYN about this medicine and as with any other medicine used during pregnancy.

God Bless and congratulations! ...Read more

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Can using anbesol on hymen before first time intercourse help in avoiding the pain? Are there any other medicine/drugs to numb the hymen?

Can using anbesol on hymen before first time intercourse help in avoiding the pain? Are there any other medicine/drugs to numb the hymen?

Thanks for asking!: Anbesol is not indicated for using in the vaginal area. Lidocaine 2% or 4% cream can be potentially used with application about 10-15 mins prior to intercourse. Close attention should be paid to recommended dosages for the cream, especially with the 4% to avoid toxicity. ...Read more

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Can anbesol cream (for canker sores) work on cold sores?

Can anbesol cream (for canker sores) work on cold sores?

Be Careful: It is important to know that "cold sores" are caused by a virus called the Herpes virus. They are easily spread from one person to another. A canker sore, or Aphtous ulcer, is probably caused by an autoimmune reaction (the body fighting itself) Medicine for one of these is not intended for the other type of mouth sore. The anbesol cream is probably mostly for numbing the sore. ...Read more

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Is anbesol effective in relieving sensitive gums and teeth?

Is anbesol effective in relieving sensitive gums and teeth?

For a short period: The relief you get by using anbesol is very limited and it will not help your sensitive teeth.
If you have sensitive teeth you may have active caries or receding gums, tooth past may not work if your sensitivity is due too a dental caries. If it persist you should have your dentist check your teeth and gums. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a tooth ache & I tried adult maxium strength anbesol but it wore off, so then I tried baby orajel swabs?

What to do if I have a tooth ache & I tried adult maxium strength anbesol but it wore off, so then I tried baby orajel swabs?

Call a dentist: Orajel is great for teething babies, when the pain is from a tooth that is erupting through the gum. For adults, the treatment of choice is to be immediately seen by a dentist. Orajel prolongs the inevitable. An emergency if the tooth is not treated soon. Please make the call and feel better tomorrow, . ...Read more

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What can I do for a tooth ache when I can't get to a dentist tonight? Have already tried warm salt water rinse and anbesol

What can I do for a tooth ache when I can't get to a dentist tonight? Have already tried warm salt water rinse and anbesol

Wrong Attempts: 1) get on an antibiotic like amoxicillin.
2) take 1-aspirin + 1-tylenol.
3) get to a dentist as soon as able.
4) your attempts do not work because they do not properly address the probable infection and associated pain. ...Read more

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Sexually active for the past 1 month, vagina still very tight (need to use anbesol sometimes to numb), penis cannot go all the way in, help!

Sexually active for the past 1 month, vagina still very tight (need to use anbesol sometimes to numb), penis cannot go all the way in, help!

Sex: More foreplay will enhance lubrication and lengthen the fornix. And not all sex needs to involve penile- vaginal penetration. Foreplay, foreplay foreplay. ...Read more