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Do topical anesthetics have any side effects?

Topical anesthetics do not usually cause any adverse reactions. However, side effects resulting from too much absorption of the medication into the body could include: swelling on skin or mouth, burning, stinging, tenderness, fatigue, paleness, anxiety, troubled breathing, irregular heartbeat, shivering, trembling, ringing in the ear, increased perspiration, headaches, temperature changes, drowsiness, dizziness, convulsions, confusion and blurred vision. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact your doctor right away.

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