There are several types of numbing cream available for the skin. Lidocaine numbing cream is one of these types. There is a Lidocaine patch and an EMLA numbing cream. Regardless of which type of numbing cream you choose, the instructions for applying each type will be the same. To apply Lidocaine, make sure that your hands are clean. If the skin is broken or burned, use a sterile gauze pad. You should begin to feel numbness in about five minutes. However, if you notice numbness or pain for longer than five minutes, or if it gets worse, you should contact your doctor immediately.
EMLA numbing cream:
The instructions for applying Emla numbing cream before a procedure must be followed carefully. EMLA cream can cause methemoglobinemia, which is a serious complication that involves the bleeding of red blood cells in the extremities and pale skin. Other symptoms include rapid heart rate, lightheadedness, and fatigue. EMLA cream should not be applied to large areas of the body, and patients should not cover the area with plastic wrap or bandages until the area has fully recovered sensation.
Before you have a medical procedure, you should apply the Lidocaine numbing cream to the area of the body where you expect the most pain. Lidocaine is often used for pain management during procedures that involve invasive methods, such as chemotherapy. The topical cream will numb the skin over an incision or port. It should be applied at least 15 minutes before the scheduled procedure.
BLT numbing cream:
When applying lidocaine numbing cream before a procedure, you must apply it at least one hour before the actual procedure. Applying more than one application will not make it work faster. If you have broken skin or have a burn, use a clean, sterile gauze pad. Once the lidocaine has begun to act, the affected area should feel no pain or discomfort.
EMLA cream cling-wrap:
The first step in applying Lidocaine numbing cream before a procedure is to make sure the patient’s skin is intact and covered. Apply a thick layer and leave it on for 15 minutes. If the patient is having surgery on their genitals, the cream may be applied to the male genitals. After the cream has been applied, the patient should wait for two hours before having the surgery.