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A 41-year-old member asked:

Could you buy lidocaine gel/cream over the counter?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Many over the counter topical analgesics and pain ointments have a low dose of lidocane, novacaine or prilocaine.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
The prescriptions will be more effective
May 24, 2014

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