new warnings about misusing topical anesthetics

You'll hear new warnings about misusing topical anesthetics.

These meds (EMLA, LMX, Xylocaine, etc) are used to numb skin after a bug bite, etc or before a procedure such as injections, piercing, etc.

In 2007, FDA warned against their use after two women died using topical lidocaine and tetracaine to reduce pain from hair removal.

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