Anesthesiology/Benzocaine

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Hi I was wondering is benzocaine can cause any circulation problems in the body for example could using it to often cause blood flow to stop or any damage

Answer
Benzocaine is topical local anesthetic that is typically applied to the skin and mucus membranes. There may be possible side effects but these are mainly allergic. It does not affect blood flow and unless the appropriate treatment of a serious side effects (bronchospasm, angioedema, methemoglobinemia) is not undertaken it is quite safe

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Charles T Porter Jr MD

Expertise

Questions in all fields of Anesthesiology except Pain Management.

Experience

I have been in the practice of Anesthesiology since 1981.

Organizations
American Society of Anesthesiologists, International Anesthesia Research Society, Texas Society of Anesthesiologists, Texas Medical Association

Education/Credentials
Graduate of the Citadel and the Medical University of South Carolina. Completed Anesthesiology residency at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, California. Board certified in Anesthesiology and a Fellow of the American College of Anesthesiologists.

Awards and Honors
Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society 1978, Outstanding Graduate Anesthesiology Resident Naval Medical Center San Diego California

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