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Would applying lidocaine to my skin make me not feel the hep b vaccine?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Little effect
Skin is a wonderful, protective barrier and will not allow Lidocaine to penetrate to block the discomfort from an injection of any sort.
You could ice the injection site prior to needle insertion which can help. The discomfort is minimal however.

In brief: Little effect
Skin is a wonderful, protective barrier and will not allow Lidocaine to penetrate to block the discomfort from an injection of any sort.
You could ice the injection site prior to needle insertion which can help. The discomfort is minimal however.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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