Who should not use lidocaine?

Some medical conditions make it dangerous to use lidocaine. Tell your doctor about your medical history, especially if you have a heart block, severe shock or an infection or broken skin near the area that would be affected by lidocaine. If you have ever had an allergic reaction to lidocaine or another topical anesthetic, it may be dangerous to use lidocaine. Elderly persons and children should be cautious while using lidocaine because they are more likely to experience side effects. You should be especially cautious when using lidocaine with a child because ingesting lidocaine or getting lidocaine in the eye can cause serious side effects and pain.

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