Benzocaine - Applications
Generic Name: Lidocaine
Lidocaine is mostly used to numb pain. It is in a class of medicines called local anaesthetics.
In general this drug is used to relieve pain from minor ailments. It is applied externally to the painful area. Also, it may be injected as a local anaesthetic in small operations and procedures.
Listed below are the typical uses of lidocaine:
To reduce teething pain in babies
To relieve pain associated with mouth ulcers
To reduce denture irritation
To lessen toothache
To relieve sore throat
To reduce pain of cold sores
To numb pain and itching due to bites and stings
To relieve pain and itchiness associated with haemorrhoids
As a local anaesthetic for minor surgery and medical procedures