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Lidocaine- All you need to know about it!

Posted by Ann V. On 2015 Aug 4th

Lidocaine- All you need to know about it!

Lidocaine- it is defined as “a common local anesthetic and class-1b antiarrhythmic drug???. Basically, this drug is used for instantly relieving the patient suffering from itching, burning or pain due to skin inflammations, injected as a dental anesthetic, etc. It is also used in minor surgeries as a local anesthetic.

It is one of the most essential medicines used in the health care industry. Coming from the family of medicines called local anesthetics, it prevents pain by blocking the signals at the nerve endings. Remember, it is applied to the skin surface and it does not cause unconsciousness as general anesthetics do. Generally, you will find it in various forms such as:

  • Cream
  • Patch, Extended Release
  • Ointment
  • Lotion
  • Gel/Jelly
  • Foam
  • Dressing
  • Spray
  • Solution
  • Powder
  • Aerosol Liquid

Why Lidocaine is popular worldwide?

Lidocaine has been used for years to reduce pain and discomfort caused due to cuts, scratches and skin irritations like sunburn, poison oak, poison sumac, insect bites, poison ivy, etc. It is a numbing medication, which is also used for:

  • Treating sores inside the mouth
  • During various dental procedures, ranging from gums, mouth to the throat before a surgery

Is it safe to be used?

Do you know that an overdose of numbing medicine having high quantity of Lidocaine can prove to be fatal? Besides, it also has a number of side effects too. An overdose of this drug can cause seizure (convulsions), uneven heartbeats, slowed breathing, coma and even respiratory failure.

Thus, it always advised to use the smallest amount of this medicine for skin numbing and other treatment. In addition, using large amounts of lidocaine or covering the treated skin areas with a bandage without medical advice is prohibited.

Another danger of Lidocaine is to your pets and animals. The presence of lidocaine in the skin patches turns to be very harmful for your child or pet. Moreover, using this medicine to treat babies in pain (dental) can prove to be fatal.

Can it be used for hair removal process?

Hair removal falls into the basic need category. But, it is painful. Whether you go for waxing or laser removal, it is painful. For removing the pain from these procedures, a number of people opt for lidocaine. But will you believe several fatal overdoses cases have occurred when numbing medicines containing high quantity of this topical anesthetic was used during the cosmetic procedures like laser hair removal?

Yes, it can happen to anyone.

Does Dr. Numb® use Lidocaine?

Dr. Numb® is one of the most recommended topical anesthetic creams and yes it uses 5% Lidocaine. But, the best part about using this cream is that it is highly-effective. And the reason is the formula, which addresses every single need of the people.

Is Dr. Numb® safe?

Manufactured in the state-of-the art FDA and GMP-compliant facility, it is highly useful is various skin treatments. To make it safe, the manufacturers maintain the quality of the product as per the ISO standards. Astounding results have contributed significantly to its growing global presence. Nowadays it is being advised by dermatologists, cosmetic surgeons, aestheticians, hospitals and clinics for the following reasons:

  • It reduces the immediate feeling of pain and produce numbness after few seconds of application.
  • It is available over the counter. Hence, you don’t need a doctor prescription to buy it or use it.
  • It is highly effective in numbing the skin and works for more than three hours.

In all, it is 100% safe for treating a number of dermal applications such as body piercing, laser tattoo removal, laser hair removal, needle injections, tattooing, body waxing, and other dermatological procedures.