Numbing gels & pain killers

Good day all,

I’ve recently been suffering from an infected molar and to combat the pain and throbs I’ve been recommended taking ibruprofen. As a Hep B patient I know that’s not recommended so have tried paracetamol (which hasn’t worked)… My question is, can HBV patients use numbing gels or even a small dosage of ibruprofen without it affecting our livers in any way?


Hi @peteshine_7,

I believe this has been addressed in other posts: Hepatitis B and painkillers.