With so many numbing creams, gels and sprays available, why suffer through pain or sensitivity? …read moreSee less
Whether you’re preparing for a cosmetic procedure or you’re looking to numb the pain caused by a sore throat, haemorrhoids or mouth ulcers for example, we’ve got a huge range of products boasting the anaesthetic properties of ingredients like lidocaine and benzocaine.
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Does numbing cream have any side effects?
Like everything, a numbing cream may produce side effects in some people, but they’re usually mild.
You may experience a skin reaction, a sensation of burning, itching or tingling.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of a severe allergic reaction, seek medical assistance immediately.
How does numbing cream work?
The ingredient in numbing cream is usually lidocaine which is an anaesthetic.
Numbing cream works by blocking the sodium channels so that the nerves can’t send signals to the brain to let it know that the body’s in pain.
When is it not suitable to use numbing cream?
Numbing cream is suitable for most people, but it shouldn’t be used on infants under 37 weeks old.
If you have any open wounds, rashes or active eczema you shouldn’t apply a numbing cream to these areas.
Don’t put the product near your eyes, the inside of the nose, ear, or mouth, in the anus, or on the genitals if it’s for a child under 12.
When should numbing cream be used?
Getting a painful procedure done doesn’t necessarily need to cause you pain - try a numbing cream to take the sting out of uncomfortable treatments.
Using a numbing cream before a wax, tattoo, injection or blood sample can effectively minimise pain.
You should be pain-free for up to two hours after each application.