Brands Names: Kenalog in orabase (w/o Lidocaine), Oracort E
Form of administration: Gel for application in the oral cavity
Why is the drug here:
One of the only gels of its kind for the treatment of inflammatory wounds (aphthae) in the oral cavity.
Purpose of treatment:
Treatment and anesthesia of inflammatory wounds in the oral cavity.
Ingredients: Two ingredients - lidocaine which acts as a local anesthetic and a steroid called triamcinolone.
How to use:
Apply into the oral cavity, on the wound area, using an ear stick or a finger – 2-3 times a day. Better after a meal and before bed.
Two unique ingredients – both a steroid that can cure aphthae in the oral cavity and (no less important) lidocaine that relieves the pain of aphthae.
The main side effects are related to the fact that this gel contains a steroid and therefore should not be treated for more than a few days in a row. Do not apply to mouth sores associated with the herpes virus. Not for the care of children under the age of two years.
Another word from the doctor:
The main problem with this oral gel is its granular texture which makes it almost impossible to give to young children. The solution is to provide a spot in a small amount. However, in older children (and adults) who are able to apply the gel, there can be a real relief to an annoying medical condition (aphthae) that usually has no simple solution.