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Whats a topical anesthetic agent?

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. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
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Could topical lidocaine & prilocaine help sunburn?

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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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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Can topical lidocaine & prilocaine help treat sunburn?

They will: Reduce your pain, but not augment the healing or reduce the risk of infection for deeper burns. ...Read more

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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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Any topical cream (steroid cream) side effects?

Any topical cream (steroid cream) side effects?

Potentially.: Applying a strong steroid cream for too long on thin skin (face, groin, underarms, etc.) will eventually cause thinning of the skin (atrophy) and eventually stretch marks (striae). That's why dermatologists cringe when they see strong steroids prescribed for areas that are too sensitive to handle them properly. Strong creams should be used only on thick skin for a couple of weeks at most. ...Read more

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Can I use Lidocaine Hydrochloride oral Topical for sunburn relief?

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Can I use Lidocaine Hydrochloride oral Topical for sunburn relief?

Yes, you can: However, Aloe Vera is the most commonly used topical gel for sunburn relief pain. ...Read more

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What is lidocaine hydrochloride oral topical solution 2% ?

What is lidocaine hydrochloride oral topical solution 2% ?

Topical pain relieve: It is a topical pain reliever used for mouth sores like canker sores and cold sores. ...Read more

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Which is lidocaine hydrochloride oral topical solution udp 2% ?

Which is lidocaine hydrochloride oral topical solution udp 2% ?

Anesthetic Solution: It is a solution of anesthetic that is used to reduce pain in your mouth due to an ulcer, painful tooth or even recent surgery. ...Read more

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I have acne and topical creams don't work. I also have a history of eczema and allergies. How do I get rid of my acne?

I have acne and topical creams don't work. I also have a history of eczema and allergies. How do I get rid of my acne?

Other options: Have you tried all the prescription topicals? Or the combination of benzoyl peroxide and a prescription topical cream or gel? There are also oral and topical antibiotics and Accutane as a last resort. You may also consider laser therapy and/or chemical facial treatments if none of the other medications work. For your eczema you should try a noncomedogenic moisturizer 1-2 times a day. ...Read more

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Side effects for topical steroid creams?

Atrophy, striae: Applying a strong steroid cream for too long on thin skin (face, groin, underarms, etc.) will eventually cause thinning of the skin (atrophy) and eventually stretch marks (striae). That's why dermatologists cringe when they see strong steroids prescribed for areas that are too sensitive to handle them properly. Strong creams should be used only on thick skin for a couple of weeks at most. ...Read more

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Can I inject topical benzocaine?

Can I inject topical benzocaine?

Not a good idea.: What for? Drugs like Benzocaine do not have sytemic pain benefits and are meant for local use. They can induce cardiac arrythmias. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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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


Dr. Patrick McCleskey
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Topical Anesthetic (Definition)

Topical anesthetic ...Read more