Is my father's sore throat and difficulty in swallowing related to the oral gel prescribed by his dentist?

Q. Can anesthesia present in the oral gel cause a sore throat and swallowing difficulties?

Answered by
Dr. Patil Pratik Pramod
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 18, 2022

Hi doctor,

My father is a 75-year-old diabetic patient and he underwent a bypass surgery ten years ago. He is taking blood thinners. He has had sore throat pain while swallowing food or liquid for the past five days. His dentist prescribed an oral gel. Is it related?



Welcome to

Provide more details about the dental procedures. When was it done? Your father has pharyngitis (inflammation in the throat), which causes swallowing difficulty. Send me images for diagnosis. I suggest (consult with a specialist doctor, talk with him or her and take medicines with their consent) tablet Enzoflam (Diclofenac, Paracetamol, and Serratiopeptidase) twice daily for three days.

Thank you doctor for the reply,

He had a traumatic injury in the tongue due to a sharp tooth and underwent treatment for the same. I have attached the pictures. Should I be concerned about cancer?



Welcome back to

From the images attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), your father is normal, and the symptoms are due to an anesthetic component present in the gel. Observe the symptoms two hours after the application of the gel. Ask him to take the tablet I mentioned above. Then, consult a doctor for examination.

Was this answer helpful?


Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Related Questions:
I have GERD and feel a lump under Adam's apple. Is it serious?

I have GERD since a few years as the doctor told me after a diagnosis where he took the camera inside the food pipe ... It is a manifestation of GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease) higher up near the larynx (Adam's apple and voice box) .   Read full

I feel sore throat and body redness after few days of sex. Are they symptoms of HIV?

.. protected intercourse and so the chance of HIV is less. The mentioned symptoms are not suggestive of HIV. But still, for peace of the mind, it is advisable to investigate with CMIA combo ELISA test for HIV after six weeks of exposure.   Read full

I feel like something is stuck in my throat, and I get a metallic taste. What to do?

.. there is a problem with your food pipe. Acid reflux, regurgitation of food, choking and frequent salivation, and sometimes vomiting are all symptoms related to food pipes (esophagus). The metallic taste of tongue, food stuck, and difficulty swallowing are just part of the armamentarium of symptoms of any disease affecting food pipe.   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read

PCOS and Liver Problems
The hormonal imbalances in polycystic ovary syndrome could cause liver diseases. Read the article to know the relationship between these medical conditions.  Read more»
Inferior Alveolar Nerve Lateralization Technique
The inferior alveolar nerve lateralization technique is a surgical lateralization technique to reposition the nerve. Read the article to know more about this.  Read more»
COVID-19 and Ebola: Similarities and Differences
This article gives a comparison and broader overview of the outbreak of the two deadliest diseases that showed a greater incidence over the last two decades.  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Medical Oncologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.