Lidocaine cream over the counter

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Avatar n tn 05%. Prior to that, I used everything under the sun and over the counter but until I used this cream, nothing worked. The cream is a miracle, the rash caused by the poison ivy was under control in a day of use and the speed by which this ointment worked is nothing like I've encountered. A true miracle in a tube.
Avatar m tn Your doctor can help determine whether you need an over-the-counter (OTC) antihistamine or the prescription variety. Although the older OTC drugs, known as "first-generation" or sedating antihistamines, may cause side effects like drowsiness or anxiety, newer antihistamines are much less likely to when taken at the recommended dosage.
1102290 tn?1278503553 In addition, I would try to get an oral prescription antihistamine. Some people use over the counter Benadryl and over the counter steroid cream but they did nothing for me and my rash, just were not strong enough. Over the counter steroids creams and over the counter antihistamines were useless for me, totally useless. They did nothing. My treatment team was useless and dragged their feet doing nothing until the rash was really pretty bad and I demanded they do something.
Avatar f tn Since I have to treat 48 weeks I have been counting down the days until the Incivek is over and hoping that things will get a little easier once this part is over. Thanks!
Avatar f tn I also used lidocaine creame with hydrocortizone cream (prescription) and it numbs the outside. At times I used Prep. H cream but that was too irritating when the reactal/anal area was irritated. I did use Prep. H suppossitories at night. That helped (soothed). Later on I used Desitin cream. I had an entire counter of items that I used at various times depending on what the worst issue was. Other suggestions are to drink a lot of water. Several quarts a day.
189192 tn?1261345228 My Sphincter muscle had spasmed to the point that as the day went on, I was in pain worse than labor. They tried lidocaine at the ER and prescribed vicodin and hydrocortizone cream. The lidocaine did nothing to help. Vicodin helped for about an hour. The hydrocortizone cream is what actually worked for the pain. The hemorrhoids didn't go away neither did the fissure, but the pain from the spasm finally went away.
Avatar n tn It's bound to be tough, but you can do it. And your doctor can help. Try an over-the-counter or prescription cream. Over-the-counter hydrocortisone creams or prescription steroid creams can help ease itching and inflammation. Soaps or lotions containing coal tar may be helpful, too. Try other types of medication. Sometimes antihistamines help stop itching. In other cases, steroids may be injected directly into the affected area to reduce itching.
Avatar m tn They used Buffered Lidocaine injection which I did not feel any of.. I must admit, I did put over the counter Lidocaine cream all over my breast about an hour before the procedure. I used this Lidocaine cream on my arm before a tetanus shot that I had to get and was so afraid of and I was screaming for the nurse to WAIT but.. IT WAS ALREADY DONE! Helps a lot so you don't feel pain. Nurse also gave me tips for next time I get an injection.
540027 tn?1213850119 For the discomfort associated with cold sores you could try Over-the-counter (OTC) ointments, such as topical lidocaine or benzyl alcohol (Zilactin), which can help ease discomfort. REF: You can get more information on this website.
Avatar n tn Really? MS? Come on now. Now, while I don't want to downplay your own afflictions (and I'm sorry you were diagnosed with MS, it's a horrible disease) - but considering there are QUITE A FEW posts of similiar nature, perhaps it's best to help provide more common/less severe possibilities as well as the "worst case scenarios?
Avatar f tn I had a rash everywhere too, including the perineal area but, as stated, it all went awy with the prescription Hydroxyzine. (Over the counter Benadryl was useless.
Avatar f tn Is the cream that you are talking about available over the counter or would I have to ask the doctor for it (lidocaine?
211940 tn?1267884866 At the time it felt like it was the muscle or tendons, kind of like they had been strained or over used. The pain continued to increase with night time being the worst. Since then the pain is in my shoulder, collar bone, mid arm (between the shoulder and elbow), elbow and wrist. My elbow is now very sore after typing or writing if it's not well supported on a desk. Although it doesn't hurt to the touch.
Avatar f tn Topical zinc oxide cream like Sudocrem, Desitin are very helpful(apply with a paper towel and not directly with hands).Application of mild steroid cream like dermacort also helps. For the itching please take some over the counter antihistaminic like Benadryl or Claritin. In case the symptoms persist then antifungals may be needed. A dermatologist should be consulted in that case. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Avatar n tn Sorry to hear about your symptoms. Unfortunately, Vincristine is well known to cause pretty severe PNs. Don't know what you;ve tried but I can give you a list of things that we used here. First, capsaicin cream (over the counter) burns when you initially apply it, but is supposed to "burn out" the pain fibers giving you some relief. Lidocaine patches and combo ketoprofen/ketamine patches have also been helpful to some patients.
Avatar m tn Maybe some lidocaine cream would help but I would get a prescription and not just an over the counter (the prescription lidocaine is stronger and also has the hydrocortizone cream in it). Perhaps yours will let up a little like mine did for 2.5 weeks. One thing I have noticed about all three of these drugs is that the side effects seem to pop up whenever they feel like it and then sometimes disappear for a few days or a day and then pop up again.
Avatar n tn But that it technically would destroy the peripheral nerves on the surface, thus dulling the pain sensations. I didn't try it so I cannot speak for it's success. Nothing over the counter in a similar family worked at all, like Icy Hot, just so you know, although some people on this site have reported some relief with extra strength Oragel on their gums and teeth. Again, I just got some numbness but not relief. Everyone is different. To me, everything is worth a try.
Avatar n tn I will also let you know how well it works. There is an over the counter heat patch that lasts for 8 hours. It does keep the area warm and adds some comfort. I wear it, especially on cool days or nights when I am having a lot of pain in my SI Joint. Others should post and offer their suggestions and information. Feel free to send me a PM on my profile page if you would like to contact me. I hope other will have more information than I have for you.
Avatar f tn When I had the wire procedure this week, first they put in the IV needle which I barely felt because I had plastered numbing cream over my veins to help with the IV pain. I also plastered so much numbing cream over my breast that during the actual wire procedure, I barely felt any discomfort from the clamps, did not feel the needle from the numbing injection until it reached the deepest point, and then only for a second or two.
Avatar n tn Lidoderm, unlike Flector patches and Voltaren gel, is not a topical anti-inflammatory but rather a numbing medicine applied to the skin. 4) An over the counter option, though not as well studied, is Aspercreme cream, which is a topical salicylate (aspirin) pain reliever. It works by reducing swelling and inflammation in the muscle and joints. Take care!
Avatar m tn Doctors are of no help and sleep is imposssible. Applying SELSUN (an over the counter pharmacutical) use for fungal infections seems to work if used daily for a week. The smell may put your spouse off!!! Good luck. This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/241701'>Severe Itching on arms</a>.
Avatar n tn I am the Audrey who had the horrible mouth sores. I have a small pharmacy, over the counter and scripts. This is a not too unusual reaction to the riba. I waited a long time to get a script - too long. By then they refused to heal. There are two pills that are just for this - one is called "famvir" and the other I do not know the name of, but it has the same properties.Some people will heal fronm these meds and some will need to be on a maintanence dose throughout tx.
Avatar f tn My husband had terrible itching until he began taking Hydroxyzine Pam two times daily at 25 mg. It took many years of trying over-the-counter medications, cream and prescriptons to find relief. He used to wake me up in the night from his incontrollable itching. Good Luck.
1986030 tn?1327538959 Oh and I found the lidocaine 5% on Amazon OR behind the pharmacy counter 4% cream at CVS.
1110049 tn?1409405744 Try different devices that keep your hands and wrists in an neutral position, like over the counter wrist braces (soft or hard). You can also discuss it with your doctor and have a prosthetic specialist custom mold something for you that will help. Injections of cortisone into the joint could help. This is usually a temporary measure, but if you're careful the effects could last a long time.
Avatar f tn (prescription) The ointment did stop the itching and eventually (a 2-3 of weeks) cleared the rash but the rash just moved over to a new spot. The hydroxyzine is what did the trick. It is wonderful and I do not itch anymore as long as I take at least 7 a day. Plus it is clearing up the rash and all of the red spots. Absolutely no over the counter meds helped me. They were not strong enough. Keep the rooms cools, especially the bedroom. Ceiling or box fans help.
Avatar n tn On this particular visit I did not have any cuts. The infection returned 1 week ago and I used an over the counter herbal yeast infection ****** & Gel cream that had live cultures. Within 2 days I was worse, the cuts returned but this time they were larger. So I figured, I needed a stronger med. I purchased and over the counter 3 day Suppository. This made me more uncomfortable and now the cuts were irritated even more.
Avatar f tn Sarah What you're experience sounds very much like a normal body's reaction to a new HSV infection and I think that, until he gets tested and proves otherwise, you should assume that he has HSV and passed it along to you. Most people who have the virus are not aware that they have it. Most people who transmit the virus do so when they have no symptoms whatsoever. This is why HSV2 is such a difficult disease to track... way too many people have it and don't know.
Avatar f tn Application of mild steroid cream like dermacort also helps. For the itching take some over the counter antihistaminic like benadryl or Claritin In case the symptoms persist then antifungals may be needed. Please consult a dermatologist in that case. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
1722607 tn?1335751458 cream Xylocaine/hydrocortisone cream for the anal burning and itching Restasis eye drops The over the counter stuff can add up too (but not so much as prescription: Huggies baby wipes with aloe Preparation H supp. Preparation H cream Tylenol Benadryl caps. Loperimide tabs. Hydrocortisone cream Zyrtec That's my list.