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Sore Throat and Local Anesthetics

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alchemist04's version from 2018-03-28 17:34

Local Anesthetic Ingredients

IngredientsMOA
BenzocaineBlocks initiation and conduction of nerve impulses through Na+; Benzocaine is the most common ingredient in Local Anesthetics
Menthol and PhenolProduce cooling sensation for comfort
DyclonineBlocks impulses at peripheral nerve endings in skin and mucous membranes
Cetylpyridinium chloride hexylresorcinolAntiseptics
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Local Anesthetics: Patient Counseling

Question Answer
FoodAvoid eating/drinking 1 hr after to prevent the possibility of chocking due to throat numbness
Age limitAvoid use in children less than 2 yo because of chocking hazard
Benzocaine/Lidocaine allergyPatients with Benzocaine or Lidocaine allergy should avoid use
Maximum days of use7 days and refer after 7 days if the symptom does not resolve
PregnancyBenzocaine and Dyclonine are Category C; recommend Menthol and Phenol instead
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