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A lidocaine-prilocaine cream for superficial skin surgery and painful lesions

Juhlin L, Evers H, Broberg F
DOI: 10.2340/0001555560544546


A eutectic mixture of lidocaine and prilocaine in a water emulsion cream base produces effective superficial dermal analgesia when applied under occlusive dressing for 60 minutes. On the genitals, lips and oral mucosa, the application time can be reduced. The cream was found to be an effective alternative to conventional infiltration anesthesia for dermabrasion and superficial surgical procedures. It is especially useful in children for the removal of molluscum contagiosum and prior to venepuncture. The preparation is also an effective pain reliever when used on certain ulcerations.


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