Benzocaine is a broadly used local anesthetic often used in various forms and preparations of topical pain relievers. It is widely available as topical creams, but can also be found as sprays, oral gels, capsules among other forms. Benzocaine eases pain by blocking sodium from passing electrical signals to the pain receptors which trigger the sensation of pain. It also discovers use as a fish tranquilizer, as part of anti-inflammatory drugs and even as an essential component in certain desensitizing condoms.
Did you know that benzocaine can also use in tattoo because, some tattoo shops are using numbing cream for reducing the pain. Benzocaine contains lidocaine content which also one of the content for numbing cream.
Benzocaine is primarily used to take care of various pains on the surface of the body such as burns, skin irritations, sunburn, irritation from sore throat and teething, ingrown toenails, vaginal or rectal irritation or even hemorrhoids. It is also used in some ear drops to care for impacted ear wax and ear irritation. It is also used to alleviate pains caused by toothache and other dental conditions or to treat skin conditions such as canker sores and warts.
It is also at times administered to numb the vagina or rectum prior to insertion of probes, tubes or other tools to reduce discomfort.
No matter what preparation of benzocaine is used, always pursue precisely instructions for use described in the label or as prescribed by the doctor.
For healing of minor skin irritation via topical creams, apply a thin coat of the Benzocaine cream up to 4 times a day. condition using the spray formulation, spray it 6 to 12 inches away from the skin and avoid spraying it directly onto the face – rather, use your hands to wipe it on affected areas to avoid eye contact. For hemorrhoid action, clean the affected area thoroughly with soap and water before applying the topical cream up to 6 times a day. If using rectal suppositories, empty your bowels and bladder prior to administration. Always use the nominal quantity of medication possible to treat the conditions.
When using to ease insertion of tubes and other health check tools to body cavities, apply a thin even coat of the Benzocaine preparation to the parts coming in contact with the body.
Benzocaine may make some extended numbness as well as some mild irritation when first applied, but certain persons may exhibits allergic reaction to benzocaine. Seek medical awareness when experiencing any sign of allergic reaction such as rashes, fever, sore throat, or inflammation.
Benzocaine may also cause methemoglobinemia, wherever the red blood cells are unable to bind oxygen molecules and causes a lack of oxygen in the body. This medication can also make worse existing cases of this condition, and is also not advised to be administered to patients suffering from respiratory conditions such as asthma or emphysema.
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