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Over The Counter Topical Anesthetic
Local anesthetic: No. The topical agent may cross the epidermis, but won't get deep into the dermis.
Electrolysis: If done right it is usually not painful and does not require topical anesthesia.
Hmmm...: If someone desires a hood piercing and elects to have some sort of topical anesthesia then I don't believe it is unethical. Topical anesthesia can work, but in the case of a hood piercing (i assume clitoral hood?) it may not be as effective as injected anesthesia. If the person doing the piercing denies you adequate anesthesia then I would simply go elsewhere. A challenging question.
Baby Orajel Naturals: Is the one I like best. However, chewing on something cold and firm is helpful for teething. One idea is to give them a damp washcloth that as been frozen in the freezer to chew on. Commercial teeth rings that can be frozen are available as well. Teething is a normal process. I would avoid medication like painkillers unless absolutely necessary. Most babies really don't need them.See 4 more doctor answers
Lidocaine: Your dentist or md can prescribe topical lidocaine.
Numb skin: Administration of topical anesthetics to control pain associated with procedures such as laceration repair may avoid the need for infiltrative local anesthesia injections and associated pain from the injections. Topical anesthesia also avoids the risk of wound margin distortion that exists with infiltrative injection administration. Many dosage forms exist (gels, sprays, creams, ointments, patch).
Topical: No, but you can buy them OTC
Anesthetics: Any pharmacy or supermarket sells different formulations of local anesthetics.
Lido Cream 5: It is formulated using the highest concentration of Lidocaine allowed without a prescription, typically used to reduce pain.
Kind of, No: Many of the agents used for hemorrhoids, as topicals, they provide symptomatic relief for the hemorrhoids. However, they do nothing to treat the hemorrhoids themselves. If you are considering dibucaine 2% ointment or equivalent Lidocaine ointment, should be fine, but won't change things for the long term.See 1 more doctor answer
Thanks for asking!: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes,: But you need to discuss with doctor, depending on condition and area of surface to apply could cause toxicity
Yes: A "local" injection-like novocaine in your skin-will probably work better.
Biopsy: A cervical (cone) biopsy is a fairly large piece of tissue so a topical is unlikely to help much. Also, the local anesthetic could theoretically change the appearance of cells under the microscope for the pathologist. This is often done under significant sedation of a spinal anesthetic.See 1 more doctor answer
Mosquito bites: Hydrocortisone cream or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream generally work well. There is also sarna cream which is camphor and works well for itch too. I like to use it cold, so I store it in the fridge. Works really well to stop itch before bed and get a good nights sleep. You can also take oral antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) but they can make you sleepy. Non sedating, like Claritin don't work as well for itch imo.
Yes: In fact commercial peparations of Lidocaine ointment are sold for just that purpose.
S/he can and usually: Does. Biopsy involves removal of some tissue and is almost always done by anesthetizing the site or the patient.
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