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Is use of a lidoderm patch safe on facial skin, as in a sore jaw from absessed tooth?

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suzanne66 3 May 2011

Yes, there is no problem using the patch on your face. However it may not be terribly effective. Have you tried anti inflammatory painkillers such as Ibuprofen?
I assume you are seeing a dentist and the infection is being treated. If not you should do so. If the pain is particular severe your dentist will be able to prescribe a strong pain killer such as Tramadol.
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BRRMARS 3 May 2011

Don't use around the eyes or mouth area, but other then that it should be okay,

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jaypee 3 May 2011

U would do better of using a cold pack.i wouldnt trust it & besides its not going to work.i wouldnt put it on my face i tell u.read the instructions.thats to close to thde mouth for me it says wash your hands really good after placing it on your desired area so the face, nawwww.

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neicy623 6 May 2014

I used the patch on my face for a sore jaw due to a cap being placed on the last tooth on the bottom jaw. It worked better and longer than prescription Ibuprofen and Percocet. I had complete relief for 6-7 hours. I believe it may have lasted the whole 12 hours had the adhesive held out. No ill side effects were experienced.

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