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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
 
4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Effective (8)
  • Safe (4)
  • Promotes healing (3)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (3)
  • Messy (3)

Best Uses

  • Keep in the medicine cabinet (4)
  • Quick fix (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (4), Novice first aid skills (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (10)

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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4.0

Good Numbing Cre

By Christie

from Miami, FL

describe yourself Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Safe
  • Soothing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Keep In The Medicine Cabinet
    • Quick Fix

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

    This product works well if you have a small burn. It quickly but temporarily relieves the pain. If the burn it major, the relief is minimal.
    Keep it in the fridge. It adds a nice cooling sensation.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    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

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