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?
Question posted by katehicks on 9 Sep 2010
Last updated on 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.
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.
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?
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.
Why do you want to use Lidocaine in the vagina?
- Lidocaine uses and safety info
- Lidocaine prescribing info & package insert (for Health Professionals)
- Side effects of Lidocaine (detailed)
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