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Chloraseptic Spray Side Effects

by
author image Sarah Harding
Sarah Harding has written stacks of research articles dating back to 2000. She has consulted in various settings and taught courses focused on psychology. Her work has been published by ParentDish, Atkins and other clients. Harding holds a Master of Science in psychology from Capella University and is completing several certificates through the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association.
Chloraseptic Spray Side Effects
Chloraseptic spray can be used to treat oral discomfort in children and adults. Photo Credit schnupfen image by Silvia Bogdanski from <a href="http://www.fotolia.com">Fotolia.com</a>

Chloraseptic spray is an over-the-counter medicine made of phenol, an oral anesthetic and analgesic. Drugs.com suggests it can be used to treat a sore throat, sore mouth, pain from canker sores and other types of minor mouth irritation. Anesthetics and analgesics together can temporarily block sensations that cause a person to feel pain. As with any medication, Chloraseptic spray has the risk of side effects. When used as directed the side effects are minimal.

Numbness

According to Drugs.com, the most common side effect of Chloraseptic spray is numbness. This typically affects the cheeks, tongue or the mouth. Although numbness usually is a desired effect of the drug, if it becomes persistent or bothersome the medicine should not be used and a doctor should be consulted.

Allergic Reaction

An allergic reaction is not very likely with use of Chloraseptic, but if it does occur, emergency medical treatment is necessary. Signs of an allergic reaction, as indicated by Drugs.com, include hives, trouble breathing, chest tightening, oral swelling, facial swelling, fever, nausea, shortness of breath and vomiting.

Skin Irritation

The Kids Health website warns to stop using the medicine if other skin irritation develops. The product can burn the eyes if it comes in contact with them. Chloraseptic.com warns patients to stop using the product if the pain and symptoms don't improve within seven days or seem to get worse.

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