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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Anesthetic (Definition)

Anesthetics's are a class of drugs which cause a reversible loss of sensation. The 2 main classes are general and local. General anesthetics cause unconsciousness and total loss of sensation. Local anesthetics cause loss of sensation ...Read more


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Does emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream prevent injection hurting?

Does emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream prevent injection hurting?

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 to your doctor before applying it without direction. ...Read more

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Where can you purchase emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) numbing cream?

Sorry,: i simply don't know - in my practice as anesthesiologist, this prescription medicine is only available to use in the in-hospital or surgicenter settings ...Read more

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Is lidocaine topical cream strong?

Lidocaine: The question is loaded. Do you mean is it strong enough for analgesia or do you mean is it too strong for allie ? ...Read more

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How effective is emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) numbing cream for extended sex?

How effective is emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) numbing cream for extended sex?

Somewhat: It will depend upon the amount applied, how long you leave it on (at least 1 hr to get best results) and your body metabolizes it. The only way to know is to try it. As long as you're not using gallons of it, every day, you should not be worried about a toxic dose. ...Read more

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How to use emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream before Brazilian wax?

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. ...Read more

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Can you use emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream during the tattoo process?

Can you use emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream during the tattoo process?

Not practical: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) takes at least 30 minutes to work and then the anesthetic only lasts about a half hour, and the pain relief is incomplete at best. An average sized tattoo takes about 2 hours, so if you want to get your tattoo in one sitting, emla's not going to be that helpful. If you can't stand the pain of the tattoo, you probably shouldn't be getting one. ...Read more

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Could topical lidocaine & prilocaine help sunburn?

Not best idea.: Aloe vera) can v redness, pain, itching ; swelling from burns. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial ; antifungal qualities. It speeds burn healing by stimulating new skin growth. V pain by placing cool, moist compresses on skin. Nsaid's ; Acetaminophen can help. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be used for itching. Hydrate well ; don't peel off deep layers. See dr for severe burns. ...Read more

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Has anyone had any experience using emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) numbing cream for piercing?

Used in kids: I've heard it being used on kids when they get earpiercings. It's a topical anesthetic, kinda like novacaine. It's not perfect, but it does numb the area. ...Read more

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What's the difference between topical aneshtetic creams like benzocaine, lidocaine, prilocaine, and xylocaine?

What's the difference between topical aneshtetic creams like  benzocaine, lidocaine, prilocaine, and xylocaine?

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. ...Read more

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Would emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream stop a lidocaine injection hurting on a toe?

Yes: it would dull the needle pain make sure you give it al least 30 mins to work before the needle stick ...Read more

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Has anyone used emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) for waxing?

Has anyone used emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) for waxing?

Thanks for asking!: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream applied over large surfaces can cause toxicity. It should be reserved for small areas of the skin. ...Read more

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Could emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream stop a lidocaine injection hurting in a toe?

Na: I don't think so....Sometimes docs spray ethyll chloride or have you cough to distract you. I have not come across a cream to wrk and do so rapidly enough on skin. In a mouth, you can use topicals but not on skin. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Lidocaine And Prilocaine (Definition)

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Dr. Robert Kent
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Emla (Definition)

EMLA ...Read more