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Dr. Marvin Ott
8 doctors shared insights

Topical Benzocaine (Overview)

Topical benzocaine is an anesthetic agent.


Dr. Marvin Ott
8 doctors shared insights

Topical Benzocaine (Overview)

Topical benzocaine is an anesthetic agent.


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Can I use topical benzocaine on shingles?

Can I use topical benzocaine on shingles?

Best treatment is: Oral antiviral meds: shorten course of infection & help prevent nerve pain of untreated shingles. Topical creams containing capsaicin may provide some relief from pain, but this hot-pepper derivative may "burn" or irritate the skin of some people (& should be used with caution to prevent getting in eyes). Topical preps with Benzocaine may help. ...Read more

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Can I inject topical benzocaine 20% myself?

Can I inject topical benzocaine 20% myself?

Definitely not: Dont ever do this. Benzocaine is very toxic to the heart and may cause cardiacarrest. When given topically, within reasonable limits, the concentrations in the blood stay low. Injected, however, a sudden spike in serum concentration may be harmful. ...Read more

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Can I inject topical benzocaine?

Can I inject topical benzocaine?

Not a good idea.: What for? Drugs like Benzocaine do not have sytemic pain benefits and are meant for local use. They can induce cardiac arrythmias. ...Read more

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Can I inject topical benzocaine myself?

Can I inject topical benzocaine myself?

"topical" means to…: Be applied to the skin; it is not intended for injection unless formulated for that use. For what purpose do you want to inject it? ...Read more

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Can I inject topical benzocaine 20% myself?

Definitely not: Dont ever do this. Benzocaine is very toxic to the heart and may cause cardiacarrest. When given topically, within reasonable limits, the concentrations in the blood stay low. Injected, however, a sudden spike in serum concentration may be harmful. ...Read more

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Could i inject topical benzocaine 20% solution?

Could i inject topical benzocaine 20% solution?

Absolutely not: That compound is not meant for injection and can significantly damage tissues if injected. ...Read more

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Can I use topical benzocaine on shingles?

Best treatment is: Oral antiviral meds: shorten course of infection & help prevent nerve pain of untreated shingles. Topical creams containing capsaicin may provide some relief from pain, but this hot-pepper derivative may "burn" or irritate the skin of some people (& should be used with caution to prevent getting in eyes). Topical preps with Benzocaine may help. ...Read more

Dr. Itzhak Kronzon
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Benzocaine (Definition)

Benzocaine is an ear drop which is a kind of ...Read more