INCI Name: Lidocaine HCL
CAS Numbers: 6108-05-0
Lidocaine is a local anesthetic that works by causing temporary numbness/loss of feeling in the skin and mucous membranes. Lidocaine is used topically to relieve itching, burning and pain from skin inflammations, injected as a dental anesthetic or as a local anesthetic for minor surgery.
Lidocaine is found in over the counter topical medications that treat itching, minor skin wound pain, and skin irritation. It is also administered locally as an anesthetic during surgery, childbirth, and during dental work.