Which medications in the drug class Topical Anesthetics are used in the treatment of Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN)?

Updated: Jul 01, 2021
  • Author: Samantha P Jellinek-Cohen, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID); Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Topical Anesthetics

Topical anesthetics can be applied to mucous membranes, especially buccal, to relieve pain.

Benzocaine (Americaine, Anbesol, Chiggerex Plus)

Benzocaine inhibits neuronal membrane depolarization, blocking nerve impulses. It provides oral or mucosal anesthesia, thereby controlling pain.


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