topical anesthetic


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top·i·cal an·es·thet·ic

a local anesthetic preparation suitable for anesthetizing skin surfaces or mucous membranes. Can be used as ointments, creams, jellies, sprays, or solutions.
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top·i·cal an·es·thet·ic

(topi-kăl an'es-thetik)
A local anesthetic preparation suitable for anesthetizing skin surfaces or mucous membranes. Can be used as ointments, creams, jellies, sprays, or solutions.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Choi, "Comparison of the effects of vapocoolant spray and topical anesthetic cream on pain during needle electromyography in the medial gastrocnemius," Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol.
Brief focal ultrasound with topical anesthetic decreases the pain of intravenous placement in children.
Ophthalmologists should inform patients, primary and emergency doctors, and pharmacists about potential permanent visual loss associated with topical anesthetic abuse and other unprescribed drug usage, such as Tetrahydrozoline HCl and Diclofenac sodium.
"He had always been great with shots, but for his four-year immunizations, I had topical anesthetics in place and a distraction ready to go," Dr.
An Eutectic Mixture of Local Anesthetics (EMLA) cream is one of these anesthetics, since its introduction has been found to be an effective topical anesthetic agent (3, 5-7, 10).
FDA is concerned about the serious public health risks related to compounded topical anesthetic creams.
A painless treatment with the device, followed by the application of Lidocaine cream, a topical anesthetic, will anesthetize the skin in five minutes, prepping the skin for painless vaccinations, IV insertions, and the drawing of blood.
The four main types of anesthesia/analgesia that are used with newborn circumcision include: concentrated oral sucrose, topical anesthetic (EMLA[R] - 2% lidocaine/2% prilocaine, or ELA-Max - 4% lidocaine), ring block, and dorsal penile nerve block (DPNB).
* Or, numb the site with a topical anesthetic. Sunblock does the trick for some people.
While Bioerodible Mucoadhesive systems can deliver small molecules, peptides, proteins and DNA, this formula patent covers a Bioerodible Mucoadhesive composition containing dyclonine-HCl, a topical anesthetic drug for relief of pain including canker sores and minor dental procedures.
The absorbent tip is impregnated with a solution including a topical anesthetic agent and a cleansing solution.
Pennisi recommends the application of a topical anesthetic to help numb the pain and itch immediately, so that it heals without the sufferer scratching at the site.