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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
123 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

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What is the best over the counting topical anesthetic? Which can you recommend?

Lido Cream 5: It is formulated using the highest concentration of Lidocaine allowed without a prescription, typically used to reduce pain. ...Read more

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What are the best over-the-counter topical anesthetic?

What are the best over-the-counter topical anesthetic?

Agree with Dr. Grin: In addition to the Bengay, aspercreme and sportscreme recommended by Dr. Grin - Tiger Balm and Traumeel can also help with musculoskeletal pain. ...Read more

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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

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Why are topical anesthetic for hood piercing "unethical"?

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. ...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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What are the common and safest topical anesthetic for teething babies?

What are the common and safest topical anesthetic for teething babies?

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. ...Read more

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Whats a topical anesthetic agent?

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). ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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