Can I overdose on anti-itch medications?

Since most anti-itch medications are applied topically, it is difficult to overdose on them. However, with the use of a topical anesthetic such as menthol, benzocaine, or pramoxine, you might experience side effects resulting from too much absorption of the medication. These side effects include swelling of the skin or mouth, burning, stinging, tenderness, fatigue, paleness, anxiety, trouble breathing, irregular heartbeat, shivering, trembling, buzzing in ear, increased perspiration, headache, temperature changes, drowsiness, dizziness, convulsions, confusion and blurred vision. If you have a severe reaction or think you have overdosed, get emergency medical care right away.

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