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does really lidocaine prevent capsaicin cream from working?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
No: In fact compounded cremes containing both medications are often used.
Answered on Mar 20, 2013

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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No: Infact compounded combinations of those teo drugs are often used to treat post herpetic neuralgia.
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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Topical anesthetic: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) is a topical anesthetic and can help with injection site pain. It won't take all the pain away, but it can help. Talk ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Yes: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) can prevent or greatly reduce the pain for a needle injection.
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
It can: Topical analgesia with Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) can help reduce the pain of any injection.

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