Brand Name(s): Xylocaine
Drug Class: Local anaesthetic
Treats: Pain, itch
Lidocaine is a topically applied drug that is used to treat a variety of symptoms such as itchiness, irritation and soreness that are a result of skin conditions like eczema, burns, insect bites and scrapes. Patients suffering from hemorrhoids can find relief using lidocaine, as it helps ease the itchiness and discomfort associated with this condition.
Lidocaine is an anesthetic used alone or with a combination of other medications to treat soreness, irritation, and itchiness from certain skin conditions. Some these skin conditions include insect bites, scrapes, eczema, or minor burns.
Lidocaine can also be used to treat itching and minor discomfort that may be caused by hemorrhoids and other problems of the anal area such as anal fissures. The dosage is based on your response to therapy and your medical condition.
Lidocaine works by decreasing pain by temporarily numbing the affected area hence working as an anesthetic. This medication also contains hydrocortisone, which is a corticosteroid that reduces swelling, itching, and redness.