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Orabase Plain Medication
Topical relief: Orabase is an over the counter topical pain reliever. It works by reducing the swelling, itching, and pain that can occur with mouth sores. Dab or press (do not rub) a small amount of paste onto the area to be treated until the paste sticks and a smooth, slippery film develops. A cotton swab may be used to apply the paste. ...Read more
I have spots on my tongue. I went to my gp and was prescribed with orabase. It's still there after 3 weeks. What should I do next?
If spots on your tongue haven't improved after 3 wks, let your gp know that - it may need to be seen by either an oral surgeon or dermatologist, depending on the character of the "spot".
You didn't mention what these spots look like, but some conditions on the tongue are not abnormal, just atypical. A dentist can either tell you or have the specialist diagnose it, but do follow up with this. ...Read more
I burnt the inner side of my cheek eating. Caused a blister, accidentally bit the blister and am left with a very painful cut. What do I do to help the pain? It has been so hard to eat or drink anything without a bad stinging pain. Using orabase too.
See Dentist: Considering your level of trauma, you should be examined by your Dentist who can prescribe antibiotics if indicated. In the meantime Advil (as per pkg directions), salt water rinses (ask your Dentist how to do this), and dab Orabase-B (not plain Orabase) onto sore spot. But most of all, call your Dentist. ...Read more
No idea: I have no idea and couldn't find out through an internet search. If it's really important to you to know, you can try calling the company directly. ...Read more
Palliative Only: Orabase will not help the cold sore, except alleviating mild discomfort. What you need for a cold sore (which is the herpes simplex virus) is anti-viral medication. I recommend valcyclovir tabs and Acyclovir topical paste. The dosage determined by your dentist. Remember, "cold sores" are very contagious, to yourself and others! No touching the lesion and eyes, nose, or genitals; no kissing! ...Read more
It is a steroid cream
you may be allergic to it. ...Read more
What is an appropriate corticosteroid to use for mouth ulcers? I used Kenalog Orabase from Bristol-Meyers Squib, but they don't produce it anymore. I got Corti-Fluoral from Bayer from the pharmacist on a trip to Italy, but this is - as far as I could
Ulcers: I would not medicate myself with a Corticosteroid without first knowing for sure what type of ulcer you had. In some cases, you can actually make things worse. Better to see a dentist while on vacation or just wait until you get back home unless it resolves by then. If appropriate, a dentist can give you a script for the proper medication. If It's a canker sore it will be gone in 7-10 days. ...Read more
Can I use the vapor steam liquid medication inside the warm steam vaporizer to clear my 5 month old chest congestion? Or should I use plain water.
Plain: If it stinks/has any odor, it is actually irritating to babies airway and potentially harmful. Plain water produces a moistening steam that soothes the airway. ...Read more
See below: The highest risk of restenosis is during the first month after stent placement. The risk of restenosis of drug eluting stents is about 10% vs bare metal stents of about 30%. After one year restenosis is much less common. Risk factors for restenosis include diabetes, small vessels stented, long lesions stented and multiple stents placed. ...Read more
Please help! What is the rate of restenosis of coronaries comparing the use of drug eluded & plain stents?
Not simple: Kind of a complex question. Basically most of the studies were done with the 1st generation stents. There was a significant reduction in the need to retreat with drug eluting stents (DES) compared compared to bare metal stents (BMS) (an absolute difference of approximately 12% at four years). There was no significant difference in overall mortality between DES and BMS. ...Read more
Local anesthetic: Citanest is also known as prilocaine and is used as an injectable local anesthetic. It can come with vasoconstrictor, Epinephrine 1:200, 000 or plain which means no vasoconstrictor. It will typically last longer with a vasoconstrictor but in certain situations, it is preferable to avoid the epi. And use the plain. ...Read more
Not sure about less?: If you are taking drugs for a chronic condition like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, then this a difficult question. If you are concerned about how many pills you are taking in a day, maybe combinations or long acting drugs can reduce the number. Either way, this is to be discussed with your physician since these alternatives are not for everyone. Good luck. ...Read more
Otc: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more
Dose??: If you mean is the dose too high we must narrow it down to what type of medication. All medications have side effects- many of which are associated with excessive dosing. Speak to your primary physician or pharmacist about the specific medication. ...Read more