Who should use lidocaine?

Your doctor may recommend lidocaine if you are going in for a medical procedure that would cause pain to the skin or tissue. In this case, you would probably use a prescription strength form of lidocaine. You can use over-the-counter lidocaine if you feel discomfort from sunburn, insect bites, minor scratches and scrapes or from poisonous plants like poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac. If you are unsure as to whether or not it is safe to treat your injury with lidocaine, consult a doctor or pharmacist.

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