Health

Lidocaine, Topical Analgesic

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Non-prescription anesthesia

[This is a revised Cool Tools Favorite from 2004 – MF]

The strongest non-prescription numbing substance you can apply around a scrape, wound, or burn is Lidocaine. You can find 2% lotion in expensive little tubes (8 per pack) for burns called Activ BurnStuff at most drugstores. You can also get topical anesthetic pads with 2.5% Lidocaine from Chinooks. Good for bee-stings, too.

[The above products are no longer available on Amazon, but Alocane Burn Gel is, and it contains 4% lidocaine hydrochloride. — MF]

-- KK 09/1/17