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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


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I have a toothache due to broken tooth. I can get to a dentist until payday, How can I get rid of the pain until then? Side note orajel isnt working.

I have a toothache due to broken tooth. I can get to a dentist until payday, How can I get rid of the pain until then? Side note orajel isnt working.

Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID OTC: In the mean time you can take temporary pain relievers. A good option is to combine over the counter Advil 400mg and over the counter extra strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) 500 mg. ...Read more

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My tongue has been hurting for about 2 months. Way in back on side it's just a little red no ulcer. Orajel burned. . Ear discomfort. Scared itscancer.

My tongue has been hurting for about 2 months. Way in back on side it's just a little red no ulcer. Orajel burned. . Ear discomfort. Scared itscancer.

Why are you waiting?: Why have you been suffering and waiting for two months? Don't let the fear of cancer from getting this evaluated by a dentist or ENT specialist. There are so many more likely causes than cancer and it should be possible to easily treat it. Call for an appointment today. Internet research cannot help you in any way. A doctor can. ...Read more

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I used max strenth oragel last night for a toothache and my lower right side of my lip and chin are still numb .Will this go awa I've never had this problem with orajel im not swollen .I am taking amoxicillan for the infection i might have and ibuprofen

I used max strenth oragel last night for a toothache and my lower right side of my lip and chin are still numb .Will this go awa I've never had this problem with orajel im not swollen .I am taking amoxicillan for the infection i might have and ibuprofen

Orajel Not Cause: It is very unlikely that the numbness is being caused by the orajel. More likely, your numbness is being caused by the infection. You may want to see a specialist as the infection may be impinging on a nerve thereby causing you the feeling of numbness. ...Read more

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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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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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