A 38-year-old member asked:
can you use lidocain hydrochloride jelly usp, 2% on a burn that is blistering..i heard its a topical pain reliever its very red and is blistering
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Emergency Medicine 26 years experience
You : You can use Lidocaine topically for pain however a blistering burn is a second degree burn and should be evaluated at least once by a physician comfortable with burn wound management. Typically you need preventative antibiotic cream and a tetanus booster if not up to date.There are also other pain relievers that can be prescribed orally so as not to continue to rub the burn area unnecessarily with additional topical preparations.
5394 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
NOPE: This stuff works well on mucus membranes not intact skin.
There is Benzocaine spray that will penetrate the burn. Also Aspirin and nsaids will help.
4930 viewsAnswered Mar 24, 2018
Last updated Mar 24, 2018
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