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Whats a topical anesthetic agent?

Whats a topical anesthetic agent?

Numb skin: Administration of topical anesthetics to control pain associated with procedures such as laceration repair may avoid the need for infiltrative local anesthesia injections and associated pain from the injections. Topical anesthesia also avoids the risk of wound margin distortion that exists with infiltrative injection administration. Many dosage forms exist (gels, sprays, creams, ointments, patch). ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Chlorhexidine Gluconate (Definition)

In dentistry, Chlorhexidine is used as an active ingredient in mouthwash designed to reduce dental plaque and oral bacteria. And to help in the treatment of gingivitis and periodontitis. It is a prescription medication that improves on swelling, ...Read more


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What's the difference between topical aneshtetic creams like benzocaine, lidocaine, prilocaine, and xylocaine?

Similar: All of these are topical anesthetics, meaning that they can be applied directly to skin or mucous membranes to treat minor pain such as teething or scrapes, or itching from poison ivy or insect bites. Xylocaine is the same thing as lidocaine. All can be toxic if used in excessive doses. Special care must be taken if any of these are used for small children. Some types are by prescription only. ...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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Wisdom teeth removal: local anesthetic, sedation, or general anesthesia? Which one is better?

Wisdom teeth removal: local anesthetic, sedation, or general anesthesia? Which one is better?

Depends: Local anesthetic is always the safest. However, for healthy people, anesthesia procedures in an oral surgeon's office is statistically very safe. Most surgeons use a deep sedation or general anesthetic technique. In my office, general anesthesia is preferred because i can use medications that are short acting and make you feel good and alert instead of nauseated and sleepy afterwards. ...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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What is the difference between aneshtetic benzocaine, lidocaine, prilocaine, and xylocaine creams?

What is the difference between aneshtetic benzocaine, lidocaine, prilocaine, and xylocaine creams?

Similar: All of these are topical anesthetics, meaning that they can be applied directly to skin or mucous membranes to treat minor pain such as teething or scrapes, or itching from poison ivy or insect bites. Xylocaine is the same thing as lidocaine. All can be toxic if used in excessive doses. Special care must be taken if any of these are used for small children. Some types are by prescription only. ...Read more

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Is lidocaine tetracaine safe?

Is lidocaine tetracaine safe?

Two different meds: If I understood your question correctly, lidocaine (an amide) is also a local anesthetic, yet chemically it is different from tetracaine (an ester). The chance of allergic reaction is higher with ester-type drug (Novocaine, tetracaine). Duration and metabolism is also different. One should consult a doctor with the specific questions regarding safety. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can children use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Can children use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate): Clinical effectiveness and safety of Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) have not been established in children under the age of 18. In addition, why would a child have severe gingival problems? ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between anesthetic benzocaine, lidocaine, prilocaine, and xylocaine creams?

Normally the: difference in different local anesthetics is duration of action and possibly cardiac toxicity. But an important difference between prilocaine and Benzocaine and lidocaine/Xylocaine is the first two are esters and have a much greater chance of an allergic reaction than the amide. ...Read more

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Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) or lidocaine on perianal abscess, which works better?

Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) or lidocaine on perianal abscess, which works better?

Neither: Will resolve an abscess. Abscesses need to be surgically drained in the office or operating room depending on the size location and your surgeon. ...Read more

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What's the difference between the different anesthetic creams like benzocaine, lidocaine, prilocaine, and xylocaine?

What's the difference between the different anesthetic creams like benzocaine, lidocaine, prilocaine, and xylocaine?

Similar: All of these are topical anesthetics, meaning that they can be applied directly to skin or mucous membranes to treat minor pain such as teething or scrapes, or itching from poison ivy or insect bites. Xylocaine is the same thing as lidocaine. All can be toxic if used in excessive doses. Special care must be taken if any of these are used for small children. Some types are by prescription only. ...Read more

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Where are lidocaine and septocaine used?

Where are lidocaine and septocaine used?

Lidocaine many uses: Lidocaine is a local anesthetic that is used for many purposes. It works by blocking signals in nerves. It may be injected in and around a wound to numb an area for cleaning or suturing, or prior to a biopsy or incision. It can be injected near the spinal nerves for an epidural or spinal block. It is an ingredient in sunburn meds, and can be injected intravenously to treat heart rhythm problems. ...Read more

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Crest 3d whitening strips. Contains sodium hydroxide. Hydrogen peroxide. Carbomer. Sodium saccharin. I accidentally swallowed some will this harm me?

Crest 3d whitening strips. Contains sodium hydroxide. Hydrogen peroxide. Carbomer. Sodium saccharin. I accidentally swallowed some will this harm me?

No.: There is nothing in the way of ingredients that can be harmful to you if swallowed. After all, this product was approved by the fda as safe to use in your mouth and it is expected that some will be swallowed. ...Read more

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Where is the topical anesthetic placed before the dentist administers the local anesthesia?

Where is the topical anesthetic placed before the dentist administers the local anesthesia?

See below: Topical anesthisa is placed in the area where needle would penetrate the mucosa. For upper teeth it's immediately next to the tooth being worked at but for lower teeth it is on the far back side or midways in your arch. ...Read more

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Can you describe emla cream (lidocaine and prilocaine) for IV insertion during labor?

Yes: Yes. It should have no appreciable affects on the baby in the doses used to start iv's. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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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


Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Peridex (Definition)

Peridex is an ether anesthetic which is a kind ...Read more