If applied how long after application is it safe to touch the area to which Lidocaine was applied without transferring the numbing effect?
Can Lidocaine ointment be applied to vagina for painful sex & how long will the numbing effect last?
- 9 Sep 2010 by katehicks
- 9 January 2020
Some specialists will prescribe topical lidocaine for painful intercourse. It may cause a slight burning sensation initially, and after a few minutes feel more numb. Wait for fifteen or more minutes before intercourse to lessen any transfer.
Why do you want to use Lidocaine in the vagina?
Yes it may be used vaginally. My obgyn prescribed it for me to help with vaginismus (painful intercourse). It caused burning sensation initially, and after a few minutes felt more numb. My doctor recommended waiting fifteen or more minutes before intercourse to lessen any transfer.
Hi Kate, how did the lidocaine help? I have VERY painful sex, so i haven't had it for over a year. What percentage of lidocaine did your Dr prescribe?
I use over the counter lidocaine 4% for cliteral and vaginal pain.
It does help numb the discomfort. It lasts about an hour.
I use at night to help sleep and numb the pain.
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