Danbury, CT
A 20-year-old female asked:

Can i apply dibucaine on the vulva for chronic pain? if not, what can i use? i don't have access to a doctor right now.

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Yes: you can but aim to resolve the reason for the pain ASAP dibucaine (like all the anesthetic "caines") can SENSITIZE the skin (producing an ALLERGIC reaction) So generally we say LOCAL anesthetics like DIBUCAINE are indicated for TRANSIENT "ACUTE" pain NOT "CHRONIC" pain. Hope this is helpful Dr Z
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