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Using Bonjela On Herpes
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
Not recommended: Bonjela is not to be used in children and adolescents under the age of 16. This is because there is a possible association between salicylates and reye's syndrome when given to children. Reye's syndrome is a very rare disease which affects the brain and liver and can be fatal. ...Read more
Temporary: Bonjela is a topical anesthetic, used primarily for teething infants. It may temporarily ease the pain from damaged gum tissues, but it does not magically heal your gums. Please apply the ointment for temporary relief, then immediately call your dentist for diagnosis and treatment. Hope you feel better. ...Read more
Help! My 6 month old is teething and in pain is there anything else besides bonjela I can use? Also, can I put bonjela in the fridge?
Palliative or Tyleno:
For teething pain you should first try to give your child palliative measures such as a teething ring. If the teething pain is severe you should give your child the appropriate amount of children's tylenol (acetaminophen). I do not recommond topical anesthetics for teething.
I am not sure what bonjela is but you should always follow the directions on the back of any medication. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Bonjela is a group of topical anesthetics (not available in us) for mild soft tissue irritation from things like braces, ill-fitting dentures, canker sores, etc. The prudent thing to do would be to consult with your dentist to determine the cause of your soreness, and your dentist can then tell you whether a topical anesthetic is the correct solution for your problem. ...Read more
Topical anesthetic: This may or may not help depending upon the location of the injection, the expertise of your dentist, your anxiety level, etc. In case, let your dentist and not you apply the topical anesthetic. Even better or in addition to that, ask about 'sweet air'= nitrous oxide\oxygen analgesia. ...Read more
I have cut the side of my mouth and no amount of bonjela is healing it. What else would you recommend?
Salt water rinse: I don't think bonjela is available in the us. There are different causes for ulcers but my first choice for an undiagnosed ulcer would be salt water rinses. ...Read more
Everyone : Is different so it could be done to medicine. I would stop it and see if the symptoms resolve. Talk to your doctor if symptoms change or remain ...Read more
When one mouth sore, another one takes its place! Bonjela is useless. What causes these and what can I do?
Mouth sores: Has a cause if it keeps happening. Please consult your doctor and look for a cause. Multiple sores should not be ignored or self treated with over the counter product. Please consult professional and hope you find your solution. Good luck ...Read more
I had my wisdom tooth surgery around a week ago. Somehow ulcers formed on the area itself & it hurts a lot that I can't eat. Can I apply bonjela on it?
See your surgeon: It is better to have the surgeon take a look at it. There might be an edge of bone or a tiny piece of broken tooth poking though, causing the irritation. If so, topical ointments will not solve the problem. ...Read more
I've just gotten a small slightly red bump on my upper lip. A little itchy and painful but is better after applying bonjela. I haven't kissed anyone.
Can you tell me if I were to apply something like bonjela (an anaesthetic gel for mouth ulcers) to my skin before a piercing, would it reduce the pain?
Off-label use: There are topical anesthetics specifically made for skin application, rather than for mucosal application. Talk to a dermatologist. ...Read more
My daughter has hand foot and mouth whars the best to give her for her mouth ulcers she doesn't like the bonjela as it stongs and won't use the spray?
Some like ice: Chilling down the blisters with ice chips or popsicles slows the pain messages the nerves send up to her brain. It may last long enough to help her eat a bit. It also helps the problem without any aftertaste or side effects. Avoiding acidic fruit drinks(orange, tomatoe, grapefruit)helps while neutral drinks like fruit necters, grape juice & milk are better tolerated. ...Read more
Herpes simplex: Unlikely. Individuals who get herpes outbreaks most commonly have them occur in the same area of the initial site of infection. You can conceivably transmit it to others with immediate sharing of a razor, but not likely to spread to other areas in your own body. Bear in mind, however, that nothing is impossible. ...Read more
Multiple: Too numerous to discus here. Best is to search the cdc website. Most have neurologic side effects with opportunistic infections ultimately causing death after overwhelming the immune system. ...Read more
Can I get a Herpes from using someone's chopstick or sharing food if they haven't broken out yet?
If you have herpes 1 and don't have any breakouts
Is there any chance of spreading it by using the same cup or utensils?
Very low risk: Oral herpes is spread primarily by kissing or other direct contact with the infected person's mouth during an outbreak. It is rarely transmitted by shared utensils. To be completely safe, try not to share these things when the infected person has a cold sore. Otherwise, don't worry about it. ...Read more
I have herpes I was wondering if my partner would receive it as well even if I'm not having an out break and we are using protection?
If you are using : Protection it would help, as long as sexual contact is only genital. If any other e.g. Oral, you would have to use protection too. Your best bet, is to use prophylactic antiviral, Valtrex (valacyclovir) or Famvir daily. If you feel like you are about to have an outbreak,then abstain ...Read more
Herpes virus: Oral herpes (hsv1) is most often from physical contact with an infected individual. Genital herpes (hsv2) is most often always contracted from sexual contact, and few cases have been shown of hsv1 coming from oral-genital contact, but the two are all but indistinguishable from each other. Maby the answer to your question is can you get herpes by not having sex, answer is yes. Just contact. ...Read more
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