A great Lidocaine cream made for deep skin and muscle penetration
If you are suffering from Athritis, and joint pain, like I know of a Lidocaine cream that I have recommended in other articles. It is a modern type of topical pain cream in which the Lidocaine is packaged inside of Liposome making it penetrate the skin more effectively. Plain and simple it works. Click the link below to go read the reviews on Amazon.com.
Using Lidocaine for pain
Lidocaine is a local anesthetic (numbing medication). It works by blocking nerve signals in your body. Lidocaine topical (for use on the skin) is used to reduce pain or discomfort caused by skin irritations such as sunburn and insect bites, but is also used for joint pain and pain from injuries which have occurred to joints. It is used by many in place of nsaids, and other pain medications such as Hydrocodone. Many times people have found comfort in Lidocaine patches, and other topical Lidocaine creames. It is especially useful for those who suffer from Ulcer’s and other stomach problems.
Topical pain relieving drugs include preparations applied to the skin as a cream, ointment, gel, spray, or patch. They come in many forms, and all work equally well. Topical drugs seek to reduce inflammation below the skin surface and soothe nerve pain.
In 1980, the first ‘through the skin’ (TTS) therapeutic, or transdermal product, was introduced. Since then scientists around the world continue to develop safer and more expedient methods to deliver drugs, hormones, and supplements into the human body. Administering medication and health enhancing formulations through the skin is becoming very popular today among those who badly need pain relief.
Unlocking Skin Cells
Skin is the largest organ of the human body. It serves as a protective water barrier, regulates temperature, controls fluid loss, and performs many other functions important to homeostasis (healthy internal balance). Skin is comprised of many layers supported by an intricate blood supply. The blood vessels pass below the skin in a framework of connective tissue including fat and fascia (the “gristle” that holds the tissues together. Below that layer lays the bone and muscle. The skin also contains nerve endings which carry touch, temperature, and pain signals from the skin to the spinal cord and on to the brain. The lidocaine that is produced today is able to move through the skin easily, and reach the bone and muscle underneath. Those suffering from arthritis have benefited greatly from the use of lidocaine cream.
Topical Pain Medications and Spine Pain
Spine-care physicians and pain specialists may recommend a topical pain-reliever to help relieve the symptoms of various back and neck disorders. For example, a topical medicine may be used to treat the pain associated with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, neck or low back strain, whiplash, muscle inflammation and spasms, and some types of nerve pain. People have known this for a while, but it was difficult to get doctors on board.
Base (cream, ointment, gel, spray) makes application easy and controllable.
Onset of symptom relief is usually faster than oral preparations.
Symptoms are relieved at a steady rate and relief may last longer.
A smaller amount of medicine may be needed when applied in a topical form.
Formulations diffuse through the skin and enter the bloodstream, initially bypassing the digestive system (called ‘first pass’). Many systemic (whole body) side effects, such as irritated stomach lining, may be lessened or eliminated.
Recommended in this article: Panama Jack Gel with Lidocaine
These brands of Lidocaine are commonly used: AneCream, AneCream with Tegaderm, Bactine, CidalEaze, Glydo, LidaMantle, Lidocream, Lidoderm, LidoRx, LMX 4, Medi-Quik Spray, RadiaGuard, RectiCare, Regenecare HA Spray, Solarcaine Aloe Extra Burn Relief, Xylocaine Topical
If you want to try something a little more conventional
Prescription Strength Lidocaine Patches are used by many to stop deep joint pain from injuries or Arthritis.
Lidocaine for Tattoos
When I first heard about people applying Lidocaine cream for the pain of getting a new tattoo I thought they would apply it after they got the tattoo. I was wrong. In fact people are using the cream before they get the tattoo. I found out that the
Person getting the tattoo must properly apply it before coming under the supervision of the tattooist. It is a bit messy, and should be applied according to schedule, potentially when you are in an inconvenient location. I once had to apply it in a restroom a short time before my appointment. After application, the cream must be covered with Saran Wrap for maximum effectiveness
It is essential to remove the cream before beginning to tattoo. I wash it off with soap and water immediately before starting. The tattooist will sometimes wipe it off if they agree to do the tattoo knowing you used the cream previously. If you leave the cream on, paper stencils stick to it and disintegrate upon removal. During tattooing, it is difficult to wipe away excess ink. Injecting the cream into the skin during tattooing causes inflammation, pain afterward, and retards healing, but there was no permanent damage the one time this happened to me.
The numbing effect of the Lidocaine is 1.5 to 2 hours. This is more than enough for my one hour session, but probably insufficient for a session of even two hours. A continuous process might work whereby the client applies anesthetic to a new area as the artist tattoos toward it. I have found this is inconvenient, however just applying the cream before the appointment helped me in my experience.
Important Safety Points:
An overdose of numbing medicine can cause fatal side effects if too much of the medicine is absorbed through your skin.
Do not use large amounts of lidocaine topical, or cover treated skin areas with a bandage or plastic wrap without medical advice.
Keep both used and unused lidocaine skin patches out of the reach of children or pets. The amount of lidocaine in the skin patches could be harmful to a child or pet who accidentally sucks on or swallows the patch.
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