Benefits of Using a Lidocaine Patch
If you’ve ever been to the dentist, you’ve probably heard of the word lidocaine. In dentistry, lidocaine is commonly used for dental procedures to help block the pain, but did you know that lidocaine can also be used for pain relief in other parts of the body as well? In fact, lidocaine patches can be purchased without a prescription and are extremely efficient in reducing pain quickly. If you’re someone dealing with chronic pain or skin irritation, lidocaine patches may be for you. Keep reading to learn what lidocaine patches are, how they work, the benefits of using them, and more!
What is a lidocaine patch?
Lidocaine is a local anesthetic medication that is typically available in both topical cream and patch form. Lidocaine works by reducing the flow of sodium to the affected area to lower the transfer of nerve signals and cause loss of pain and sensation. What makes lidocaine patches so special is that they’re applied topically and work by entering the skin to block nerve signals unlike traditional oral medications which may take longer to work. Lidocaine patches work to ease itching and pain from some skin conditions such as bug bites and sunburn as well as nerve pain and soreness. In more recent years, lidocaine has even been linked to relieving chronic back pain.
Who are lidocaine patches for?
Lidocaine patches are ideal for people twelve years and older who are dealing with nerve and/or skin pain. Lidocaine patches are also great for people who suffer from regular muscle soreness from exercising! If you are unsure about using lidocaine patches or are thinking of using them on children under twelve years of age, make sure to reach out to your healthcare professional to discuss. The use of lidocaine patches is generally very low risk but it’s always better to be as safe as possible when using any topical medication.
Benefits of using lidocaine patches
If you’re wondering why you should use lidocaine patches as an alternative to other pain relief options, there are a few key benefits that you should know about before making your decision!
Lidocaine patches are easy to use. Lidocaine patches are generally super simple to use and can be applied by anyone regardless of age or skill. With most lidocaine patches, all you need to do is cut it to the size of the affected area, apply the patch to your skin, and you’re all done! Most lidocaine patches are mess free and don’t require much clean up unlike a topical cream or gel.
They provide quick pain relief. Arguably the biggest benefit of lidocaine patches is how quickly they get to work. Most oral pain relief medications take 45 minutes to an hour to start working while lidocaine patches start to provide pain relief within minutes. This is because the lidocaine is absorbed into your skin after applying the patch and numbs the nerves directly in the area that is causing you pain unlike typical pain relief medications.
Lidocaine patches offer long-lasting effects. Typical oral pain relief medications last anywhere from four to six hours. Lidocaine patches can provide pain relief for up to a whopping twelve hours! Lidocaine patches can also be used overnight so you don’t have to worry about waking up to pain in the middle of the night.
They keep you on the go. No one wants to be weighed down by their pain and especially not by medication used to treat it. Lidocaine patches are perfect for people who are always on the go because it can be applied and not thought of for up to twelve hours. Lidocaine patches are really comfortable, and you can’t even tell they’re on your body! If you suffer from pain while you sleep, lidocaine patches are also great to use overnight!
There are no major side effects. Another benefit of lidocaine patches is that there are little known major side effects to using them. In fact, lidocaine patches are some of the safest pain reducing treatments that you can use! But as always, don’t forget to consult with your doctor before you start using them regularly.
How to use lidocaine patches
Lidocaine patches are extremely easy and straightforward to use but make sure to talk with your doctor if you’re planning on using them regularly or daily. Here are the steps to using the SINSINPAS Lidocaine 4% Pain Relieving Patches
1. Make sure you do not apply the lidocaine patch to broken or blistered skin.
2. Clean and dry the area of the skin you want to apply the patch on.
3. If needed, cut the patch to the size of the affected area and then remove the film.
4. Carefully position the patch and press down firmly to adhere to the skin.
5. You can leave one patch on up to twelve hours and they are not reusable.
SINSINPAS Lidocaine 4% Patches
If you’re thinking of trying lidocaine patches for pain relief, the SINSINPAS Lidocaine 4% Pain Relieving Patch is the perfect option. What makes them so special? Typically, with lidocaine, anything 5% or over requires a prescription from your healthcare professional. The SINSINPAS Lidocaine patches deliver the top strength pain relief without a prescription at 4%. This means that you know you’re getting maximum pain relief without having to visit your doctor. The SINSINPAS Lidocaine 4% Relieving Patch is also odor free and can be worn up to twelve hours so you can apply it and forget about it! Each box contains 5 patches and are extremely easy to apply.
If you have any questions about the SINSINPAS Lidocaine 4% Pain Relieving Patches or are wondering if they’re right for you, make sure to reach out to us and we’d love to help!