Lidocaine Ointment is a local anesthetic that is used to lubricate and temporarily numb areas, helping to prevent discomfort or pain during certain medical examinations or procedures.
It also helps to alleviate pain associated with minor burns, minor skin abrasions, hemorrhoids, etc
Lidocaine is used for local anesthesia (numb tissues in a specific area)
where it can be used
- used to reduce pain after epilation
- used to reduce the associated pain
- Prevents pain during tatoo procedure
- stops pain due to hemorroid
- to relieve the pain of sunburns
Lidocaine works by stopping sodium from entering the nerve endings at the site of pain, Pain is caused by the stimulation of pain receptors at the ends of nerves, this causes sodium to enter nerve endings which then causes an electrical signal to build up in the nerve.
This electrical signal then passes along the nerve to the brain and interpreted as pain.
When lignocaine stops sodium from entering the nerve endings it temporarily blocks the pathway of pain signals along nerves to the brain thus temporarily numbing the local tissue in that area.