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A 49-year-old member asked:

Could an over-the-counter topical anesthetic make it easier to make a deep cut into skin?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Local anesthetic: No. The topical agent may cross the epidermis, but won't get deep into the dermis.
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