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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What can happen if someone drinks an entire bottle of oral anesthetic?

What can happen if someone drinks an entire bottle of oral anesthetic?

Nothing good: Hopefully this has resolved in the week since you posted this. You need to know exactly what was ingested, how much if possible and a poison control number in case this happens again. Please use a more immediately responsive system than this such as 911 or poison control. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on oral anesthetic paste?

Can you overdose on oral anesthetic paste?

Yes: People have died from to much anesthetic. It is rare but it can happen. Your dentist knows how much to give safely.

If you are using an anesthetic paste at home for an oral condition, short term use is ok. If the pain lasts a long time, you really need to get it checked out. If it is not for an oral condition, you are using the product in a manner for which it is not intended. You can od! ...Read more

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Can I overdose too much on oral anesthetic paste?

Can I overdose too much on oral anesthetic paste?

Yes: Yes. Follow the instructions on the package concerning dosage, and you'll be fine. ...Read more

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Do you think I should use lacane or the oral anesthetic for waxing?

Do you think I should use lacane or the oral anesthetic for waxing?

Lidocaine: Oral anesthetic will only work on mucous membrane. Not where hair grows. Local anesthetic like Lidocaine works great especially for the mustashe and chin area. Dental boards usually Prohibit dentists giving anesthesia for waxing. ...Read more

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Can I get drunk while on oral anesthetic?

I use viscous Lidoca: Oral anesthetics do not stop the absorption of alcohol so you can still get drunk. ...Read more

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Can you be addicted to benzocaine (oral anesthetic)?

Can you be addicted to benzocaine (oral anesthetic)?

No: A person may continue to use Benzocaine not because (s)he is addicted to it but because (s)he wants continued relief from pain. The drug itself is not addictive. ...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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Can oral anesthetic spray be swallowed?

Equivocal: Anesthetic spray can be swallowed, but should be avoided as it can numb the gag reflex & lead to choking &/or aspiration of food. ...Read more

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Can oral anesthetic really make your penis last longer in bed?

Not it cant.: If it did you would probably be sleeping away and not participating. Its about quality time not quantity time. ...Read more

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What will happen if I swallow some chloraseptic oral anesthetic?

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. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to swallow phenol oral anesthetic?

Is it dangerous to swallow phenol oral anesthetic?

Phenol Oral: Generally speaking, I you ingest small and/or recommended amounts of phenol oral anesthetic, you should not have a problem unless you are hypersensitive to the analgesic. ...Read more

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Could I put oral anesthetic gel on my throat?

Could I put oral anesthetic gel on my throat?

Yes, after 24 hours: Chlorhexidine oral gel applied to the wound site can also aid healing by eliminating bacteria at the site. ...Read more

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Can you suggest an OTC oral anesthetic rinse?

Depends what you're: Using it for? Sore tooth? Gums? Throat? Need more info to answer accurately. Best to contact your dentist especially if it involves your teeth and gums. There are many products to choose from! Thanks! ...Read more

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Is it safer to use lacane or the oral anesthetic for waxing?

Waxing: Oral anesthetics work only in the mouth and are not topical anesthetics. Lacane (sp) I think you mean Lidocaine and it does come as a topical cream so I would use that. ...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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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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Can I put an oral anesthetic gel on my throat?

You are treating?: Theoretically, yes. It depends on what you are using it for. There are dosing considerations. ...Read more

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Can sore throat phenol oral anesthetic spray be swallowed?

Anestheic oral spray: The anesthetic oral spray is meant to work locally on the area you are spraying it on. It is not meant to be swallowed. In general, you don't to swallow it, as it numbs the voice box area and esophagus and increases your chance of aspiration. Having said that, if you swallow a small amount, it will wear off within a half hour and you can resume eating and drinking. Reaction is a rare possibility. ...Read more

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Can I put oral anesthetic gel on my sore throat?

Can I put oral anesthetic gel on my sore throat?

Gargle: I use viscous Lidocaine mixed with water 50/50 and have patients gargle slowly with this every 2-4 hours and it will help even the worse sore throat. ...Read more

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Directions for sore throat phenol oral anesthetic spray can you swallow?

Directions for sore throat phenol oral anesthetic spray can you swallow?

Maybe: Read the package label. Talk with a pharmacist if that is not helpful. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of chloraseptic oral anesthetic sore throat spray?

What are the side effects of chloraseptic oral anesthetic sore throat spray?

Allergic reactions: Chloraseptic spray is an oral anesthetic and analgesic combination. It works by numbing the painful or irritated areas I would not use it
if you are allergic to any ingredient in chloraseptic spray or you have a history of allergic reaction to local anesthetics (eg, benzocaine). If you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or breast-feeding I would consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Will my Nephew be okay he swallowed some sore throat spray with 1.4 phenol oral anesthetic will he be okay and can be eat.

Will my Nephew be okay he swallowed some sore throat spray with 1.4 phenol oral anesthetic will he be okay and can be eat.

Call Poison Control: Call Poison Control 1-800-222-1222 for a definitive answer. Poison Control call is free and available 24/7. They will also ask you age of your nephew and approximate how much oral anesthetic swallowed in determining risk of ingestion. ...Read more

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My one year old found a hall (cough suppressant. Oral anesthetic)it's used for sore throat and coughing. Should I be worried?

My one year old found a hall (cough suppressant. Oral anesthetic)it's used for sore throat and coughing. Should I be worried?

Yes: I would be much more concerned about aspiration and it becoming lodged in the airway (possible emergency). ...Read more

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Which local anesthetic does not react with corn allergies?

Which local anesthetic does not react with corn allergies?

Preservative free: It's not the anesthetic per se that's to blame, usually it's the dextrose-containing suspension. If local anesthetic is suspended in preservative-free solute, such as normal saline, you shouldn't have a problem. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the option of lignocaine a local anesthetic; which do not cause allergy?

Please help! What is the option of lignocaine a local anesthetic; which do not cause allergy?

Rare: I have yet seen a true case of Lidocaine allergy- most of the reactions are from the Epinephrine added to make the Lidocaine stay at the site longer. The usual complaints are palpitation, shaking, fast heart beats. There are alternate local anesthetics available but I advise that you consult an allergist to get this worked out. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm allergic to local anesthetics and was told by my allergy doctor he is unsure what I can use?

What to do if I'm allergic to local anesthetics and was told by my allergy doctor he is unsure what I can use?

Allergy testing: This can easily be tested for by an allergist. Ask the doctor to send several options of anesthetic to the allergist (without epinephrine) for testing. ...Read more

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What to do if I am allergic to local anesthetics and was told by my allergy doctor he is unsure what I can use?

Rare: I have seen only 1 case of true local anesthetic allergy in hundreds I have worked up. Most of the time it was the Epinephrine contained in it causing the rapid heart beats and shaking. Most b/c allergists should be able to provide you with an answer as there is a protocol for the testing. I usually test the patient to several local anesthetics following by a challenge. ...Read more

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I have allergy to benzocaine. This week I had a rxn to a dental anesthetic, swelling of cheek & throat. How long should I take Benadryl? Need tests?

I have allergy to benzocaine. This week I had a rxn to a dental anesthetic, swelling of cheek & throat. How long should I take Benadryl? Need tests?

Allergy: Should not have any of the caine medications. Next time could have anaphylaxis. Most safe way to test is with an allergist. Consider getting Epipen. Benadryl may help in the first 48 hours. ...Read more

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Anesthetic (Definition)

Anesthetics's are a class of drugs which cause a reversible loss of sensation. The 2 main classes are general and local. General anesthetics cause unconsciousness and total loss of sensation. Local anesthetics cause loss of sensation ...Read more