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Burning face pain - bilateral. No diagnosis. Taking gabapentin. Doesn't always work. Can I use lidocaine ointment USP 5% on my face? Thank you.

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Diagnosis!

“diagnosis” is defined as identifying the nature or cause of something.
Without a diagnosis, its just a guessing game. You can use Lidocaine patch 5%; applying the prescribed number of patches, usually only once a day for up to 12 hours or as directed by your treated doctor. Rec see pain management or orofacial pain specialist for diagnosis and medication adjustment.

In brief: Diagnosis!

“diagnosis” is defined as identifying the nature or cause of something.
Without a diagnosis, its just a guessing game. You can use Lidocaine patch 5%; applying the prescribed number of patches, usually only once a day for up to 12 hours or as directed by your treated doctor. Rec see pain management or orofacial pain specialist for diagnosis and medication adjustment.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: RSD

Burning pain, often called reflex sympathetic dystrophy difficult to treat.
Lidocaine ointment can be used if within dose guidelines. Make sure you have been evaluated by orofacial pain doc.

In brief: RSD

Burning pain, often called reflex sympathetic dystrophy difficult to treat.
Lidocaine ointment can be used if within dose guidelines. Make sure you have been evaluated by orofacial pain doc.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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