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    Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome Professional

    Intravesical drugs It is recommended that intravesical lidocaine plus sodium bicarbonate can be administered prior to more invasive methods. Intravesical pentosan-polysulfate sodium...

    Endometrial Sampling Professional

    Can now be performed without prior cervical dilatation and can be undertaken as an outpatient procedure or in general practice. [ 11 ] Transcervical instillation of 5 mls 2% lidocaine can...

    Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease Professional

    If the mouth is very painful, the following topical agents can be considered although there is no evidence of efficacy: Lidocaine oral gel. Benzydamine spray or mouth wash. (Spray on...

    Genital Herpes Simplex Professional

    Topical lidocaine 5% gel or ointment is suitable analgesia. Benzocaine, however, causes significant sensitisation and so is not recommended. [ 7 ] Vaseline® or topical lidocaine may ...

    Cluster Headaches Professional

    Metoclopramide  - may be useful as an adjunct to acute treatments. Lidocaine  - 1 ml of 4% lidocaine, which can be given intranasally to the affected side. Prophy...

    Whiplash and Cervical Spine Injury Professional

    There is insufficient evidence to indicate the most effective treatments for patients with whiplash-related problems that have lasted for longer than six months. [ 7 ] A Cochrane review by Peloso et a...

    Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Conditions

    Women with EDS, who often have a poor response to lidocaine (used in epidurals). You should see an anaesthetist before your labour to talk about what options might be effective for you.

    Bicipital Tendinopathy Professional

    Although this is convenient, these strong steroids can cause fat atrophy and depigmentation in the skin over the injection site and so it is often argued that hydrocortisone with lidocaine sh...

    Genital Herpes in Pregnancy Professional

    Symptomatic relief in the form of paracetamol and/or lidocaine 5% gel may be suggested. Where a woman has acquired a first genital herpes infection in the first or second trimester, she sh...

    Lichen Sclerosus Professional

    Topical local anaesthetics (eg, 5% lidocaine ointment) can be given to those with vestibulodynia and vulvodynia or penile dysaesthesia.

    Shoulder Dislocation Professional

    Immediate reduction : If the doctor witnesses an anterior dislocation of shoulder, perhaps during sport, and if they are satisfied that there is no significant risk of fracture, rapid reduction m...

    Oral Ulceration Professional

    Options include: Local anaesthetic: lidocaine 5% ointment, lozenges or spray containing a local anaesthetic are available to apply to the ulcer.

    Oral Herpes Simplex Professional

    Choline salicylate gel for pain control of cold sores (this is contra-indicated under the age of 16 due to Reye's syndrome). Lidocaine gel for pain control of cold sores (there is no a...

    Shingles and Shingles Vaccination Professional

    Topical analgesia with lidocaine patches has also been shown to be of benefit in the acute stage as well as for PHN. They must be applied to intact skin, not to the area of the rash.

    Chronic Pain Professional

    Topical lidocaine should be considered for the treatment of patients with postherpetic neuralgia if first-line pharmacological therapies have been ineffective.

    Catheterising Bladders Professional

    Insert a few ml of gel (eg, lidocaine 2%) into the urethra, using the single-use insertion device, and allow some to spill over on to the surrounding glans to lubricate the catheter's ins...

    Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes Professional

    Although not fully understood, it is not uncommon for those with EDS to have a poor response to lidocaine (used in epidurals). Antenatal anaesthetist assessment should be offered. Due to t...