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what is topical anesthetic allergy

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Numb skin: Administration of topical anesthetics to control pain associated with procedures such as laceration repair may avoid the need for infiltrative local a ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Topical agents: Many agents for hemorrhoids have local anesthetic agents in them.
Dr. Allen Kamrava
15 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Kind of, No: Many of the agents used for hemorrhoids, as topicals, they provide symptomatic relief for the hemorrhoids. However, they do nothing to treat the he ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
62 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: A "local" injection-like novocaine in your skin-will probably work better.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
17 years experience Anesthesiology
Biopsy: A cervical (cone) biopsy is a fairly large piece of tissue so a topical is unlikely to help much. Also, the local anesthetic could theoretically chang ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
21 years experience Sports Medicine
Mosquito bites: Hydrocortisone cream or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream generally work well. There is also sarna cream which is camphor and works well for itch too. ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Topical: No, but you can buy them OTC
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
22 years experience Anesthesiology
Anesthetics: Any pharmacy or supermarket sells different formulations of local anesthetics.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The OB md will usually inject a local anesthetic of the "caine" family before making the incision.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
25 years experience Dermatology
Hmmm...: If someone desires a hood piercing and elects to have some sort of topical anesthesia then i don't believe it is unethical. Topical anesthesia can wor ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Electrolysis: If done right it is usually not painful and does not require topical anesthesia.

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