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Whats the difference between local anesthesia & topical anesthesia for delivery?
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In brief: How you apply
Local anesthesia you in inject under the skin .
Topical anesthesia is also a form local anesthesia where you apply on the surface, of mucous membrane , like nose spray.Skin does not absorb , so you have to inject under the skin. Both are local anesthesia how you give it differentiates

In brief: How you apply
Local anesthesia you in inject under the skin .
Topical anesthesia is also a form local anesthesia where you apply on the surface, of mucous membrane , like nose spray.Skin does not absorb , so you have to inject under the skin. Both are local anesthesia how you give it differentiates
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Both are not used
Neither of these techniques is really used for delivery.
Topical anesthesia is a cream or spray that is put on the skin to decrease sensation. Local anesthesia is an injection of a small amount of anesthesia to numb up certain areas. In delivery the most common anesthetic used is regional anesthesia. In this a local anesthetic with narcotic is injected around the spine.

In brief: Both are not used
Neither of these techniques is really used for delivery.
Topical anesthesia is a cream or spray that is put on the skin to decrease sensation. Local anesthesia is an injection of a small amount of anesthesia to numb up certain areas. In delivery the most common anesthetic used is regional anesthesia. In this a local anesthetic with narcotic is injected around the spine.
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
In brief: Inject vs Rub On
A topical anesthetic is a local anesthetic that is used to numb the surface of a body part.
They can be used to numb any area of the skin. Usually when ones talks about local anesthetic you refer to the idea of an injection of the local anesthetic rather than applying it to the skin or tissue.

In brief: Inject vs Rub On
A topical anesthetic is a local anesthetic that is used to numb the surface of a body part.
They can be used to numb any area of the skin. Usually when ones talks about local anesthetic you refer to the idea of an injection of the local anesthetic rather than applying it to the skin or tissue.
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