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Dr. Patrick McCleskey
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Topical Anesthetic (Overview)

Topical anesthetic is an anesthetic agent.


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What type of topical anesthetic is best for electrolysis?

What type of topical anesthetic is best for electrolysis?

Electrolysis: If done right it is usually not painful and does not require topical anesthesia. ...Read more

Dr. Patrick McCleskey
122 doctors shared insights

Topical Anesthetic (Overview)

Topical anesthetic is an anesthetic agent.


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I cannot they use a topical anesthetic for a cervical biopsy?

I cannot they use a topical anesthetic for a cervical biopsy?

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. ...Read more

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What are common topical anesthetics used by dentists?

What are common topical anesthetics used by dentists?

Topical Anesthetics : The most common topical anesthetics in dentistry are: 1. Benzocaine- gel or spray (most commonly used in 20%) 2. Lidocaine (viscous oral solution 2% solution) 3. Prilocaine 4. Tetracaine (18% benzocaine, 2% tetracaine). ...Read more

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What is the most effective over-the-counter topical anesthetic?

Benzocaine: Topical preparations that contain Benzocaine (an ester-type local anesthetic) are probably the most effective "anesthetics". If you mean "analgesics" (i.e. Pain relief) then other compounds may work as well or better. Depends on what you are treating. ...Read more

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Could we use mild topical anesthetic creams for cancer patients?

Yes,: but you need to discuss with doctor, depending on condition and area of surface to apply could cause toxicity ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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