A white, odorless, crystalline powder used in ointments as a local anesthetic and to protect against sunburn.
- Local anaesthetics - for example benzocaine, lignocaine are used in both lozenges and throat sprays.
- Some women find colposcopy very painful while others hardly notice it, according to a clinical trial testing topical benzocaine and ibuprofen against placebo.
- Over-the-counter drugs such as carbamide peroxide, benzocaine, menthol, or eucalyptol can lessen the pain.
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