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Benzocaine Guide

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Benzocaine raises a medium level of health concern and is of regulatory concern because:

  • This ingredient is suspected of causing skin or sense organ toxicity, according to sources compiled by Scorecard (www.scorecard.org)
  • This ingredient is suspected of causing kidney toxicity, according to sources compiled by Scorecard (www.scorecard.org)
  • This ingredient is suspected of causing immunotoxicity, according to sources compiled by Scorecard (www.scorecard.org)
  • This ingredient has been banned for use in cosmetics in Canada.

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From Wikipedia

Benzocaine is a local anesthetic commonly used as a topical pain reliever. It is the active ingredient in many over-the-counter anesthetic ointments (e.g. products for oral ulcers of Anbesol by Wyeth, Kank+a by Blistex, and Orabase B and Orajel by Del Pharmaceuticals). It is also combined with antipyrine to form A/B Otic Drops, (Brand name Auralgan) to relieve earpain and remove earwax....

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