FDA cautions that widely-used pain-relief creams could present serious health hazards

If you are a fan of microdermabrasion treatments, laser hair removal, tattoos, or piercings, it is essential to be aware of the latest warning issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding popular over-the-counter topical pain-relief products.

The FDA has recently sent out warning letters to six companies for marketing unapproved and misbranded products containing higher-than-allowed concentrations of lidocaine. These products are often used to alleviate pain associated with cosmetic procedures; however, the FDA has discovered that they contain excessive lidocaine levels that can lead to serious side effects such as irregular heartbeat, seizures, and breathing issues.

It is crucial to use these products carefully and avoid wrapping them on the skin with dressings or plastic wraps. The FDA recommends using no more than 4% lidocaine for large areas of skin or irritated skin. Failure to follow these guidelines can result in severe injury or even death.

Several affected products include TKTX Numb Maximum Strength Pain Reliever, NumbSkin Lidocaine Numbing Creams, Signature Tattoo Numbing Cream, Miracle Numb Spray, INK-EEZE Original B Numb Numbing Gel, and others. It is recommended that consumers refer to the FDA’s warning for more information on these products and their potential dangers.

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