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Can somebody tell me how can cocaine cause numbness?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine

In brief: It is anesthetic

The 'caine' part of Cocaine is there because it is related to other 'caines' - like Lidocaine and Benzocaine etc.
It is used medically as a topical anesthetic, and will numb the nasal mucosa if you snort it, and numb skin if it is injected into it. Eye doctors use it for local anesthesia for eye procedures, as do ENT doctors sometimes. If you are using Cocaine and are concerned, get some help.

In brief: It is anesthetic

The 'caine' part of Cocaine is there because it is related to other 'caines' - like Lidocaine and Benzocaine etc.
It is used medically as a topical anesthetic, and will numb the nasal mucosa if you snort it, and numb skin if it is injected into it. Eye doctors use it for local anesthesia for eye procedures, as do ENT doctors sometimes. If you are using Cocaine and are concerned, get some help.
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