Overview Of Benzocaine

Uses And Benefits

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Benzocaine is often used to treat minor pain and irritation of the skin, including minor burns, scrapes, and insect bites. It may also treat minor itching and pain from hemorrhoids. Other genital and anal issues that it can treat include itching around the vagina, anal fissures, and itching around the rectum. The spray version of the medication can numb a sore throat and mouth. Doctors may also use the medication to numb the vagina, rectum, or throat before inserting a medical instrument. 

The medicine should always be used as directed, and not to treat more serious conditions. Before use, individuals should clean the affected area. Rather than being prescribed on a schedule, benzocaine is to be used as needed. Suppose individuals are on another medication to help with healing an injury or medical issue. In that case, benzocaine might act as a supplemental measure to reduce irritation when it occurs.

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