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What are the dosage recommendations for topical anesthetics?

Dosage recommendations for topical anesthetics differ for each person and situation. Therefore, speak to your doctor before using this medication and read the packaging carefully. Typically, however, topical anesthetics are applied to the affected area of skin three to four times a day. These doses may increase or decrease depending on the age and  seriousness of your skin condition.

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