benzoin - topical
GENERIC NAME: BENZOIN - TOPICAL (BEN-zoyn)
USES: This product is used on minor skin sores and wounds to protect the area from irritation and infection. Benzoin is also used on canker sores in and around the mouth to protect them so they can heal.Benzoin is also used to help relieve and soothe minor irritation of the nose, throat, and airways (e.g., laryngitis, croup) when it is mixed with hot water and the steam is inhaled.
HOW TO USE: Use this product as directed. Follow all directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.When this product is used on the skin, clean and dry the affected area first. Then apply a small amount of benzoin with a cotton applicator as directed.If you are using this product by inhalation, mix it with hot water as directed and inhale the steam (vapors).Do not use large amounts, use this product more often, or use it for a longer time than directed. Do not use it more often than every 2 hours or for longer than 7 days unless your doctor directs you to do so. Your condition will not clear faster, but the chance for side effects may be increased.Do not use this product in children younger than 6 months without talking to the doctor first.Do not drink or swallow this product. Avoid contact in or around the eyes.If your condition does not improve in a few days, if it worsens, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.
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