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Topical Benzocaine Medication
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
What over-the-counter medication can I use to numb my whole mouth. Especially my tongue? Orajel, orasol, and benzocaine doesn't do the job.
No: No. Not unless it was a very large dose. Should be harmless. ...Read more
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
I am 14 weeks pregnant I have a bad tooth ache is orajel safe to use? Drug facts it's says benzocaine 20% and benzalkonium chloride 0.1 %
No: Although both medications may be used to relieve pain, each works slightly differently and has different uses. Benzocaine treats pain associated with minor burns, sunburns, minor cuts, and sometimes itchy skin. Benzydamine hydrochloride may be applied as a cream on the skin for muscle pain. It also comes in the form of a mouthwash or a spray to relieve sore throat pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: Benzocaine is an anesthetic. So is cocaine. I don't think Benzocaine creates euphoria, do it is not likely to be addicting. But then again, i never thought that over the counter cough syrup could be addicting either, but people get addicted to dextromethorphan in otc cough syrup. Go figure. ...Read more
Benzocaine OD: Benzocaine is a topical pain medication. According to Drugs.Com "An overdose of benzocaine topical applied to the skin can cause life-threatening side effects such as uneven heartbeats, seizure (convulsions), coma, slowed breathing, or respiratory failure (breathing stops)." See: https://www.drugs.com/mtm/benzocaine-topical.html ...Read more
Benzocaine: It would be okay to gargle say 3x day, but you shouldn't swallow it. The answer is yes it can cause some problems, but used in small doses, as directed is usually harmless. Used in otic solution and in the ear is even more harmless (tiny doses). Its used to relieve ear pain. ...Read more
OTC creams and spray: Products like americaine, anbesol, boil ease, cepacol sore throat, cetacaine, dermoplast, exactacain, hurricaine, lanacane, orabase with benzocaine, orajel, and skeeter stik all contain benzocaine. (for a list of more otc products that contain benzocaine, visit this website:www.Fda.Gov/drugs/drugsafety/ucm250029.Htm#list.). ...Read more
If someone is allergic to benzocaine could they be allergic to all chemicals that starts with benz?
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