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I hate splinters. I hate the pain of poking and picking at it to get it out. So I took teething liquid which contains benzocaine and applied it to the splinter. It numbed the pain and the oil caused the splinter to slip out enough for me to grab it with a tweezer. What a relief!!!

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it didn't work


Benzocaine is not good to get in an open wound. Not to mention how bad it is for its intended purpose.
The FDA has notified healthcare professionals and patients that they are receiving reports of methemoglobinemia, a serious and potentially fatal side effect, associated with benzocaine products.

The condition can occur when benzocaine is used either as a spray used during medical procedures to numb the mouth and throat, or as over-the-counter gels and liquids used to relieve pain from conditions such as teething and canker sores.

Methemoglobinemia is a condition in which the amount of oxygen carried through the blood stream is greatly reduced. In severe cases, methemoglobinemia can result in death.

According to

'Methemoglobinemia has been reported with all strengths of benzocaine gels and liquids, and cases occurred mainly in children aged two years or younger who were treated with benzocaine gel for teething.'


You saved my foot! It worked for me! Thankful thank you!

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