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how to use emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream before brazilian wax?

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Interesting: Not typical use of Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream. I am not sure the makers had waxing in mind when they got fda approval. Doc who prescribes the medicine will write instructions with it. And the medicine will come with instruction.
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
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Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream: It's important to follow steps. It's applied under an occlusive dressing for at least one hour before the procedure. Read this www.Emla.Co.Uk/emla-cream-instructions.
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
I know a 5 year old child who emla cream 10-15 mins before having 40 stitches on their chin. When doctor finished, child asked, "when are you going to start?" Child wondered why we were all laughing.
Aug 30, 2013

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Is it safe to get a Brazilian wax while i'm pregnant?

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Yes: As long as proper hygiene is maintained after the procedure, you should not encounter any major issues after the waxing.
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Can lidocaine cause heart palpitations?

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Yes: Yes, any anti arrhythmic medicine can make arrhythmias worse.
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What's the difference between the different anesthetic creams like benzocaine, lidocaine, prilocaine, and xylocaine?

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Dr. Karen Sibert
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Similar: All of these are topical anesthetics, meaning that they can be applied directly to skin or mucous membranes to treat minor pain such as teething or scrapes, or itching from poison ivy or insect bites. Xylocaine is the same thing as lidocaine. All can be toxic if used in excessive doses. Special care must be taken if any of these are used for small children. Some types are by prescription only.
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What is lidocaine and epinephrine used for treating; is it only for numbing?

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Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
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Numbing: Yes, Lidocaine with Epinephrine is usually used for numbing before a procedure such as repair a laceration but only in certain areas except hands, fingers-those require Lidocaine only.
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What is the mechanism of action of lidocaine as a local anesthetic?

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Dr. Karen Sibert
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Nerves are blocked: Lidocaine temporarily blocks initiation and conduction of impulses in nerves. This means that the affected area of the body does not feel sensation. Depending on the concentration of Lidocaine that is used, movement is also partially or completely blocked. Sympathetic nerves are blocked too, which can cause lower blood pressure when Lidocaine is used in epidural anesthesia.

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