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Doctor insights on: Using Bonjela On Herpes

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How to tell which bonjela should I be using?

Bonjela?: What are you using bonjela for? Please re-post your question with more specific information in order for us to try to give you some advice. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

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


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Can I use bonjela to soothe adult toothache?

Can I use bonjela to soothe adult toothache?

Phone Call: You're better off making a phone call for an appointment with a local dentist. Bonjela is topical anesthetic that will not solve your problem, only prolong the inevitable. Failure to treat the condition now will result in pain that will most probably increase over time. ...Read more

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I keep hearing about bonjela, what does it do?

Internet Search: The internet is your friend. Use your favorite search engine and you'll find a plethora of information. Here's just one link:

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/bonjela. ...Read more

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Can I use bonjela for babies less than 3 months?

Can I use bonjela for babies less than 3 months?

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

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Can it be possible for you to use bonjela on coldsores?

Can it be possible for you to use bonjela on coldsores?

Cold sores: Bonjela is merely a topical anesthetic for numbing. There are better medication for cold sores, especially if treated at early onset. See a dentist (or physician) to confirm the diagnosis and suggest treatment. ...Read more

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My gum underneath really hurts will bonjela help it for the time being?

My gum underneath really hurts will bonjela help it for the time being?

NWTK: There is no way to know without knowing what is causing the pain in the first place. Topical anesthetics have minimal effect on pain when serious dental problems such as an abscess or pulpal nerve pain is the culprit. ...Read more

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What should I do if gum underneath really hurts will bonjela help it for the time being?

What should I do if gum underneath really hurts will bonjela help it for the time being?

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

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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?

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

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Can bonjela actually numb the mouth?

Can bonjela actually numb the mouth?

For a short time: Bonjela is not normally available in the us. There is a local anesthetic that will temporarily numb an area up along with an antiseptic (low) dose of aspirin. ...Read more

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Will bonjela help my sore gum or nerve?

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

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Can bonjela help my sore gum or sore nerves?

Can bonjela help my sore gum or sore nerves?

Perhaps, but...: I would first consult a dentist who can actually examine you to determine the cause of the sore gums and nerves. If I had chest pain, I would consult a physician to see if there is something serious that requires treatment rather than just taking some pain medication. ...Read more

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Can I put bonjela on my gums, so that the injections didn't sting so much?

Can I put bonjela on my gums, so that the injections didn't sting so much?

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

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I have cut the side of my mouth and no amount of bonjela is healing it. What else would you recommend?

I have cut the side of my mouth and no amount of bonjela is healing it. What else would you recommend?

A topical steriod: A topical steriod such as kenalog (triamcinolone) in orabase 0.1% is excellent for treatment of most traumatic lesions in the mouth. It will coat and protect the sore and also numb the area. Healing is usually fairly rapid and pain free. ...Read more

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What's the best thing for ulcers? Salt water or medicated creams/gels such as bonjela?

What's the best thing for ulcers? Salt water or medicated creams/gels such as bonjela?

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

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Allergic reaction from Bonjela adult gel. Insomnia and palpitations. Is this possible?

Allergic reaction from Bonjela adult gel.  Insomnia and palpitations.  Is this possible?

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

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Are there any side effects with Bonjela mouth gel. Feel nauseous and unwell after applying it.

Are there any side effects with Bonjela mouth gel.  Feel nauseous and unwell after applying it.

Choline salicylate: The active ingredient is choline salicylate. If you are feeling nauseous and unwell, do not use it. Gum inflammation can be treated your dentist and maintained with good daily oral hygiene including flossing. ...Read more

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When one mouth sore, another one takes its place! Bonjela is useless. What causes these and what can I do?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Can I spread herpes using my razor?

Can I spread herpes using my razor?

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

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Herpes on peni, s what will make it go away?

Herpes on peni, s what will make it go away?

See your doctor: There are treatments for herpes, but there is no cure for herpes it is forever. ...Read more

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What are the effects of s.T.D. S, herpes, and aids?

What are the effects of s.T.D. S, herpes, and aids?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Can you get herpes by using your own saliva?

Can you get herpes by using your own saliva?

Herpes: Using your own saliva for what exactly? If you have herpes already, you have herpes already. I am confused. ...Read more

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Is oral herpes is an s.T. I or not? If not what are other causes?

Is oral herpes is an s.T. I or not? If not what are other causes?

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