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- What is Orajel Mouth Gel
- What Are The Side Effects Of Orajel Mouth Sores Gel?
- How Effective Is Orajel Mouth Sore Gel?
- Can I Buy Orajel Mouth Sore Gel Online?
- What Dose Should I Choose?
- When Shouldn’t I Use Orajel Mouth Sore Gel?
- How Should I Use Orajel Mouth Sore Gel?
- How Does Orajel Mouth Sore Gel Work?
- How Long Do I Take Orajel Mouth Sores Gel For Before I Notice A Difference?
- What Is The Difference Between Orajel Mouth Sore Gel and Curoxen Mouth Sore Treatment/Crest Gum Care Mouthwash?
What is Orajel Mouth Gel
Orajel Mouth Sore Gel is an effective product for relieving mouth sores.
What Are The Side Effects Of Orajel Mouth Sores Gel?
Common side effects of this oral pain relief product include mild itching, burning or stinging. You may experience slight sensitivity on the area where it has been applied. Your skin could become red or tender and dry white flakes may appear on the medicated site.
Discontinue your use of this medicine and notify your doctor immediately if you experience severe burning, stinging or sensitivity on the medicated area. Also, when warmth, redness or swelling occurs along with blistering, oozing and other symptoms of infection. Seek emergency help if you feel headache, confusion or tiredness, shortness of breath or light-headedness, palpitations and if your skin on the lips, skin or fingernails appear grey, blue or pale.
Please speak to your doctor or consult our specialists at Click Pharmacy should you require any further advice.
How Effective Is Orajel Mouth Sore Gel?
Orajel Mouth Sore Gel is an effective product for relieving mouth sores. Its active ingredient benzocaine is a prototypical over-the-counter local anesthetic that is used to treat oral pain. According to Science Direct, an acclaimed online journal, benzocaine has low toxic potential, and it is especially used as an anaesthetic for large surface areas located in the oral cavity. This chemical substance is available in various preparations of gel, paste, ointment, aerosol spray and solution that are mostly recommended for intraoral use.
Can I Buy Orajel Mouth Sore Gel Online?
Orajel Mouth Sore Gel is an over-the-counter medication. You do not need a prescription to buy it from the pharmacy. Feel at ease to book an appointment with a health expert at Click Pharmacy to discuss how to best use this product. It can be purchased online in 18oz and 42oz packs. If you purchase in bulk, your package will be sent to your doorstep for free by Next Day Delivery.
What Dose Should I Choose?
Orajel Mouth Sore Gel is available in 0.42oz (pack of 2) and 0.18oz (pack of 2) variants. You can use this product for a maximum of 4 times a day, or as directed by your dentist or doctor. Every 1g of the gel contains 150mg of the active ingredient benzocaine. Ask your dentist or doctor if you intend to use this product to a child under 2 years of age. It is safe for use by adults and children above 2 years old, but the use of this mouth sore gel for children under 12 years of age should be supervised.
When Shouldn’t I Use Orajel Mouth Sore Gel?
Do not use this product if you have a history of allergy to local anesthetics such as benzocaine, butacaine and procaine, among other “caine” anesthetics. This product should not be used on children below 2 years old. Ask your doctor to determine if you can safely use the gel if you have a personal or family history of any genetic enzyme deficiency. Take caution of taking this product if you have asthma, emphysema and other breathing disorders, heart disease or if you are a chronic smoker. Consult your doctor if this product is safe for use when pregnant or lactating.
How Should I Use Orajel Mouth Sore Gel?
Cut the tip of the tube to open precisely on the score mark indicated. If the tube tip is cut before you have opened it, don’t use the product.
Squeeze a pea-size amount of the product to apply to the affected area. You can use the mouth sore gel for a maximum of 4 times a day or as directed by your doctor or dentist.
You shouldn’t eat anything for 1 hour after using the product.
While the numbness on your mouth persists, don’t chew gum or any food.
As an oral pain reliever, Orajel Mouth Sore Gel is used to temporarily relieve pain that is brought about by minor injury or irritation of the mouth and gums as well as canker sores. It is also effective in protecting against infections.
This product provides fast relief for mouth sores associated with gum sores, cold sores, canker sores, denture work, braces pain, denture irritation and cheek bites.
Do not use this product for less or more than directed. You should stop using it after 7 days unless your doctor or dentist has directed otherwise.
Avoid smoking when you are using the product and keep it away from flame or fire.
Stop using this product if your symptoms are not alleviated in 7 days and seek immediate medical attention.
How Does Orajel Mouth Sore Gel Work?
Orajel Mouth Sore Gel is an oral pain relief product. It promotes fast and effective relief for various mouth sore conditions such as those caused by cold sores, canker sores, gum sores, dental work, braces pain, denture irritation and cheek bites. Its active ingredient, benzocaine, is a local anaesthetic, and is responsible for providing temporary pain relief. This product aids in protecting against infection, and is a widely-known pharmacist- recommended oral pain relief application. Children over 2 years of age and adults can use this mouth sores product.
How Long Do I Take Orajel Mouth Sores Gel For Before I Notice A Difference?
Mouth sore symptoms should improve within 7 days of using this product. Otherwise, if your condition is not relieved within this time, you should consult your doctor. This product can be applied for a maximum of 4 times daily. Stop applying the mouth sore gel if you develop fever, rash or swelling. Discontinue using if the redness, pain or irritation in your mouth persists or worsens.
What Is The Difference Between Orajel Mouth Sore Gel and Curoxen Mouth Sore Treatment/Crest Gum Care Mouthwash?
Curoxen Mouth Sore Treatment is an organic and all natural oral pain reliever that speeds up healing and wards off infection without using benzocaine.
Secondly, Crest Gum Care Mouthwash is an alcohol-based formula that reduces the occurrence of bad breath and gum disease and inflammation.
What is Orajel Mouth Gel used for?
Orajel Mouth Gel is a gel used to treat mouth sores.
Do I need a prescription to purchase Orajel Mouth Gel?
No, you do not require a prescription to purchase Orajel Mouth Gel. However, if you are unsure whether this product is right for you, you are welcome to book a free consultation with one of our medicine experts.
What is the active ingredient in Orajel Mouth Gel?
The active ingredient in Orajel Mouth Gel is benzocaine. This ingredient is effective at treating mouth sores.
Can children use Orajel Mouth Gel?
Orajel Mouth Gel is not suitable to be used by children under the age of 2 years old.
How many times can I use Orajel Mouth Gel?
You can use Orajel Mouth Gel up to 4 times a day. You should not use this gel any more than 4 times a day as it may cause unwanted side effects.
Can I eat or drink after using Orajel Mouth Gel?
You must not eat or drink for at least one hour after using Orajel Mouth Gel.
How should I use Orajel Mouth Gel?
You should use a pea sized amount of Orajel Mouth Gel and spread it evenly across infected areas.
How long can I use Orajel Mouth Gel for?
You should not use Orajel Mouth Gel for any longer than 7 consecutive days. If symptoms do notimprove after 7 days of consecutive use, you should stop using Orajel Mouth Gel and seek medical advice from a GP or pharmacist as soon as possible.
Can I chew gum while using Orajel Mouth Gel?
While using Orajel Mouth Gel you may experience numbness around the mouth. You should not chew any gum while you experience this numbness.
How long after using Orajel Mouth Gel does it take to notice an improvement in my mouth sores?
You should begin to notice an improvement in symptoms within an hour of using the gel. If after 7 days of use you notice no improvement, you should stop using Orajel Mouth Gel and seek medical advice from a GP or pharmacist as soon as possible.
Who should not use Orajel Mouth Gel?
You should not use Orajel Mouth Gel if you have a history of an allergy to local anaesthetics. This is because the active ingredient in Orajel Mouth Gel is a local anaesthetic.
Can pregnant or breastfeeding women use Orajel Mouth Gel?
Although Orajel Mouth Gel is generally safe, it is advised to consult with a GP, midwife or pharmacist before using this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
How should I store Orajel Mouth Gel?
You should store Orajel Mouth Gel in a cool dry place, out of reach from children and at room temperature. This product should not be exposed to extreme temperatures or direct sunlight.
After using Orajel Mouth Gel you may experience a number of side effects. These side effect are often mild and are expected to disappear as your body gets used to the product. Common side effects include the following:
- Flaking of skin
If any of these side effects worsen to an extent, you should stop using Orajel Mouth Gel immediately. You should seek medical advice from a professional as soon as possible.
Authored by Jana Abelovska
Last reviewed 20 April 2021
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