Lidocaine, Topical Analgesic
[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]09/1/17