Natural Radiance LIDOCAINE CREME is a combination of Lidocaine USP and a standardized Feverfew herbal extract in a proprietary dermal delivery system. Lidocaine is a local anesthetic that can reduce the sensation of pain transmitted through the nerves.
Feverfew (Chrysanthemum parthenium) has been use to reduce fevers, treat headaches and arthritis. It is the number one herb used by herbalists for the treatment of migraines and tension headaches as well as for relieving accompanying symptoms like nausea.
Dr. Frederick Freitag of the Diamond Headache Clinic in Chicago reported that Lidocaine cream applied to the forehead during a migraine headache can provide rapid pain relief for some migraine patients. Lidocaine apparently works to stop the migraine by carrying painkilling messages from the peripheral nerves back to the areas in the brain where migraines are believed to start. An an annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology, Dr. Freitag presented research of a placebo-controlled trial of 40 migraine patients. Of those patients using Lidocaine, seven were pain free in 2 hours and eight were pain free in 8 hours compared to none in the placebo treated group. There were no significant side effects. Dr. Freitag noted: “When patients get a migraine attack, it takes time for normal oral medication to work, while this provides relief very quickly”
Lidocaine belongs to the family of medicines called local anesthetics. When lidocaine is applied to the skin, it produces pain relief by blocking the signals at the nerve endings in the skin. Lidocaine topical systems are used to relieve pain and discomfort associated with herpes zoster virus infection of the skin (shingles).
Use the smallest amount of this medication needed to numb the skin or relieve pain. Do not use large amounts of lidocaine topical, or cover treated skin areas with a bandage or plastic wrap without medical advice.
What is lidocaine topical? Lidocaine is a local anesthetic (numbing medication). It works by blocking nerve signals in your body. Lidocaine topical is used to reduce pain or discomfort caused by skin irritations such as sunburn, insect bites, poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, and minor cuts, scratches, hemorrhoids, and burns. Lidocaine topical is also used to treat sores inside the mouth, during dental procedures to numb the gums, and to numb the skin for a medical procedure (such as getting stiches).
COMMON USAGE: A Topical creme to be used for migraines, tension headaches, nerve related pain and shingles. Also can reduce the pain of skin irritation s such as sunburn, insect bites, poison ivy, poison oak, hemorrhoids and burns.
SUGGESTED APPLICATION: Unless otherwise prescribed by a healthcare professional: Migraines and Tension Headaches: Gently rub a thin coat of creme, approximately 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon (1.25 to 2.5 ml) into the forehead, temples and/or back of the neck. May repeat up to 6 time in 24 hours.
SHINGLES and NERVE PAIN: Apply 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of creme to the affected area. May repeat every 2 to 3 hours.
SKIN IRRITATIONS: Apply 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon to the affected area. May repeat every 3 to 4 hours if necessary.
CAUTION: USE ONLY AS DIRECTED. DO NOT USE IF ALLERGIC TO LIDOCAINE. AVOID EYES, LIPS, INFLAMED OR BROKEN SKIN, OPEN WOUNDS & MUCUS MEMBRANES. CONSULT YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL. NOT RECOMMEND FOR CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS OF AGE. NOT RECOMMENDED DURING PREGNANCY OR LACTATION. IN CASE OF RASH, DISCONTINUE USE IMMEDIATELY AND CALL HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL.