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What is the most effective over-the-counter topical anesthetic?

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Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Benzocaine: Topical preparations that contain Benzocaine (an ester-type local anesthetic) are probably the most effective "anesthetics". If you mean "analgesics" (i.e. Pain relief) then other compounds may work as well or better. Depends on what you are treating.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What are the best over-the-counter topical anesthetic?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Topical anesthetics: Bengay, aspercreme and sportscreme are the most common and most efficient. Hope it helps.

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