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How soon after using Lidoderm will my symptoms improve?

Because Lidoderm treats specific symptoms of pain and discomfort by numbing your nerves, it begins to work as soon as you apply it. In general, you will use Lidoderm as your symptoms arise, but your doctor may instruct you to use Lidoderm regularly or at specific times. You should not continue to use Lidoderm once your symptoms or the condition responsible have improved.

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