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Can analgesic throat lozenges cause tongue sores?
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
Some analgesic throat lozenges contain benzocaine, one of the "-caine" family (novocaine/procaine/marcaine/etc) of analgesics; some people develop an allergic reaction to benzocaine.
Menthol is another ingredient that may cause reactions. Eucalyptus is a third ingredient that may be associated with allergic reactions. See a fp/allergist to find out if this is your situation.

In brief: Possibly
Some analgesic throat lozenges contain benzocaine, one of the "-caine" family (novocaine/procaine/marcaine/etc) of analgesics; some people develop an allergic reaction to benzocaine.
Menthol is another ingredient that may cause reactions. Eucalyptus is a third ingredient that may be associated with allergic reactions. See a fp/allergist to find out if this is your situation.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
2 doctors agree
In brief: Rare
It is rare but possible.

In brief: Rare
It is rare but possible.
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
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