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LMX 4% Topical Anesthetic Cream 1.07 oz (30 g)

 
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LMX 4% Topical Anesthetic Cream, 1.07 oz
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Effective (7)
  • Promotes healing (3)
  • Safe (3)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (3)
  • Messy (3)

Best Uses

  • Keep in the medicine cabinet (3)
  • Quick fix (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice first aid skills (3), Parent (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works with some effort on your part

To get this cream to work the best:
1. Apply a thick layer of cream over the site.
2 Cover the site with an occlusive dressing (so it won't let...Read complete review

To get this cream to work the best:
1. Apply a thick layer of cream over the site.
2 Cover the site with an occlusive dressing (so it won't let anything in or out; not absorbant). Tegaderm is one brand. You can make your own by using plastic wrap (cut an amount slightly larger than the area you plan to cover - you will need to tape down all 4 sides).
3. Apply heat to the area (heating pad, hot washcloth in a ziplock bag, etc). Heat increases absorbtion.

This cream is not meant to be rubbed in like lotion. If it can sit on the site for a good 30 minutes undisturbed (which is where the occlusive dressing comes in), then this cream will work like it should. Heat enhances the absorption and shortens the time necessary for the cream to work.

At work, I use this for pediatric IV starts - using an occlusive dressing and a heat pack makes it possible for me to place pain-free IV's in 10 minutes.

Personally, I also used this for my laser tattoo removal. I applied a thick layer of cream to my tattoo, covered the area with plastic wrap and taped down all 4 sides, and used a heat pad. I let it work for over 30 minutes and then underwent a pain-free laser procedure.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Didn't work at all!

This didn't work at all. I applied it to an area of my arm with a generous amount. Waited over an hour to see any type of difference. It made NO difference. Expensive...Read complete review

This didn't work at all. I applied it to an area of my arm with a generous amount. Waited over an hour to see any type of difference. It made NO difference. Expensive and disappointing.

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5.0

Recommended for Laser Hair Removal

By Girl in LA

from Los Angeles, CA

describe yourself Novice First Aid Skills

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Numbs

Cons

  • Messy

Best Uses

    Comments about LMX 4% Topical Anesthetic Cream, 1.07 oz:

    Don't rub it in. Just put a layer on the area that is to be lasered and ***not recommended by medical professionals*** place plastic wrap over the area and leave it for 30 min-1 hr before your appointment. You'll be good and numb and the procedure won't be as painful.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Big Price Little Effect

    By Justme

    from Illinois

    describe yourself Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Doesn't Alleviate Pain
    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

      Comments about LMX 4% Topical Anesthetic Cream, 1.07 oz:

      You would think with how much it costs that it would do something but nope nothing! Waste of money.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Best pain relief cream you can buy OTC

      By KiKi

      from WDC

      describe yourself Parent

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Safe

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Emergency Preparedness
        • Keep In Your Purse
        • Outdoor Activities
        • Quick Fix

        Comments about LMX 4% Topical Anesthetic Cream, 1.07 oz:

        I first bought this cream to use before getting a brazilian wax and this cream works wonders!!!!

        I feet no pain with my brazilian wax unless I missed a spot when I applied the cream.

        I have also used it on other sensitive areas of my skin, including my face when I have skin irritations and it worked instantly. There are times I break out in hives when allergies strike and LMX numbed the areas right away providing me with instant relief.

        Next time my children complain of pains from falling down or bug bites, it'll be LMX to the rescue! This is one product that I will keep buying over and over.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Product with Multiple Uses!

        By Type 1 Dad

        from San Diego

        describe yourself Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about LMX 4% Topical Anesthetic Cream, 1.07 oz:

            I purchased this product to provide a local anesthetic for my son before sticking a large needle (every 2 - 3 days) into his abdomen for his diabetic insulin pump. After leaving a pencil eraser size blob on his skin for about 45 minutes, he can't feel the needle. I have also found other uses for the cream, for severe bug bites, burns, etc it really minimized the pain!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Worked for tattoo

            By Texasgirl

            from Texas

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about LMX 4% Topical Anesthetic Cream, 1.07 oz:

                I used this when I got a tattoo on my back and sides..it worked very well. I was scared to death as it was my first tattoo,but I didnt feel a thing; even fell asleep. Ordering it again now to get that last tattoo covered and to get a few more soon.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                LMX 4% analgesic cream

                By tealady1

                from Denver CO

                describe yourself Novice First Aid Skills

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effective
                • Promotes Healing
                • Safe

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Keep In The Medicine Cabinet
                  • Quick Fix

                  Comments about LMX 4% Topical Anesthetic Cream, 1.07 oz:

                  I have Fibromyalgia and this works even when pain pills don't. I have a chronically stiff neck with lots of pain, and this allows me to sleep and wake with much less pain. It is easy to use, and even my husband says it works for him! I also use it on my low back and hip, and for "travelling" pain...I have pain in different parts of my body due to the Fibromyalgia. It helps with carpal tunnel syndrome, especially if I use a wrist brace, taking the pain down to a manageable level, or alleviating it all together.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Works with some effort on your part

                  By kmoonshine

                  from Wisconsin

                  describe yourself CPR Trained, Medical Professional

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective
                  • Promotes Healing
                  • Safe

                  Cons

                  • Messy

                  Best Uses

                  • Emergency Preparedness
                  • Keep In The Medicine Cabinet
                  • Quick Fix

                  Comments about LMX 4% Topical Anesthetic Cream, 1.07 oz:

                  To get this cream to work the best:
                  1. Apply a thick layer of cream over the site.
                  2 Cover the site with an occlusive dressing (so it won't let anything in or out; not absorbant). Tegaderm is one brand. You can make your own by using plastic wrap (cut an amount slightly larger than the area you plan to cover - you will need to tape down all 4 sides).
                  3. Apply heat to the area (heating pad, hot washcloth in a ziplock bag, etc). Heat increases absorbtion.

                  This cream is not meant to be rubbed in like lotion. If it can sit on the site for a good 30 minutes undisturbed (which is where the occlusive dressing comes in), then this cream will work like it should. Heat enhances the absorption and shortens the time necessary for the cream to work.

                  At work, I use this for pediatric IV starts - using an occlusive dressing and a heat pack makes it possible for me to place pain-free IV's in 10 minutes.

                  Personally, I also used this for my laser tattoo removal. I applied a thick layer of cream to my tattoo, covered the area with plastic wrap and taped down all 4 sides, and used a heat pad. I let it work for over 30 minutes and then underwent a pain-free laser procedure.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  1.0

                  Didn't work at all!

                  By Peggy

                  from Sunnyvale

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Doesn't Alleviate Pain
                    • Doesn't work
                    • Ineffective

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about LMX 4% Topical Anesthetic Cream, 1.07 oz:

                      This didn't work at all. I applied it to an area of my arm with a generous amount. Waited over an hour to see any type of difference. It made NO difference. Expensive and disappointing.

                       
                      5.0

                      Soothing remedy

                      By Bet

                      from MS

                      describe yourself Novice First Aid Skills

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Effective
                      • Promotes Healing

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Keep In The Medicine Cabinet
                        • Long Term Use

                        Comments about LMX 4% Topical Anesthetic Cream, 1.07 oz:

                        I purchased this product for my husband to use on a bad case of shingles. It has been a life saver. It helped the rash clear up and he continues to use it for the pain which is still there.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        This works great for waxing

                        By LS

                        from New York, NY

                        Pros

                        • Effective

                        Cons

                        • Messy

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about LMX 4% Topical Anesthetic Cream, 1.07 oz:

                          I use this product before getting a Brazilian bikini wax. I had read up on different people's experiences using the product and realized that you need to apply the cream at least 1 full hr before the wax and make sure that it does not get removed by your clothing. If you have some seran wrap to place around the area it will work best. Right before the wax just wipe off the cream and the area where the cream was applied will be very numb. This works great and really reduces the pain of waxing!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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