QUESTION: Hello 2 months ago I used a 7.5% benzocaine delay spray I used 5 sprays as it states not to use more than 8 now my penis feels less sensitive it basically feels as if the benzocaine hasent worn off I'm worried some damage from the benzocaine has caused this but I have been told the product is safe to use.


If your penis feels less sensitive it is because of the abrasion & frequency of times of applying the benzocaine.  For example, the more we use a muscle, the less sensitive it becomes.  If you were a ball player and constantly used your arm to swing a bat, the initial pain, motion, tension, etc that you may feel when you first start practicing is not the same as if you were an advanced player who has practiced for years.  Constantly applying the benzocaine to your genitals caused desensitization just like it would to any other body part if you were to apply benzocaine to your tongue, lips, back, etc.  Your body has become used to the act of you applying the benzocaine.  If you are worried of the damage benzocaine has caused I would speak to your MD.  You can also make sure to wash it off thoroughly after you are done using it with soap and water.  

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QUESTION: Thank you for your answer and I have only used the spray on one occasion I haven't carried on using it for weeks or months it was literally one time. Will everything return to normal ?


I did not know you only used it once. I thought through your 1st email you had been using it regularly.  Most likely everything should return to normal however just like any other medicated product there is no guarantee.  Please let your physician know about all this.




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Being a pharmacist, I can answer questions on medications. This includes how drugs work in the body, drug interactions, drug side effects, warnings and precautions to take when using certain medications, dosage forms and strengths, management of overdosing, storage of medications, drug administration, contraindications, and drug indications. I am able to guide them on lab work that needs to be drawn and monitored while on certain medications. I am able to help patients save money when purchasing medications by directing them to cost-effective therapies. I am able to answer questions on federal laws governing pharmacy practice in the United States. I am unable to answer questions legally as if I am diagnosing the patient's disease or illness. For example, if a patient stated he had upper flank pain, I am unable to say he definitely has a urinary tract infection. However, I am able to direct the patient to the correct next step, which is to call his physician with such a side effect.


I have been a licensed pharmacist since 2007, holding licenses in CT and MA. I have a PHARM.D from an accelerated pharmacy school program. Currently, I work at the Hebrew Home and Hospital in West Hartford, CT as a pharmacist. I am a well-rounded pharmacist, with experience in long-term care, IV home infusion, retail, hospital, and hospice. I serve as the pharmacy unit coordinator for Mass Dispensing Area #31 in CT, where I am called upon as a volunteer pharmacist in case of public emergencies, such as anthrax threats. I helped run the swine flu vaccine clinic in 2009. I am on the Editorial Advisory Board for Pharmacy Today, a publication of the American Pharmacists Association. My position on the board runs for three years. Every month I make suggestions and offer ideas that would help improve the magazine. I have undergone extra training to administer vaccines to patients, which is training that only a certain percentage of registered pharmacists in the country have.

American Pharmacists Association 2007

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Worcester, MA- PHARM.D 2007 University of California, Irvine- BA psychology 2001 cum laude

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