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What is topical benzocaine?

Topical benzocaine is a short-acting local anesthetic that helps to numb pain. It is available in several formulations: dental preparations (cream, gel, solution, stick), oromucosal - mouth surface - preparations (gel, paste, solution, spray, lozenge), skin preparations (ointment, solution and spray) and rectal ointment.

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