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

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about popular over-the-counter topical pain-relief products due to potentially dangerous side effects. Six companies have received warning letters for marketing unapproved and misbranded products with higher-than-allowed concentrations of lidocaine, which can lead to serious side effects like irregular heartbeat, seizures, and breathing issues.

Using products with high lidocaine concentrations on a large area of skin or irritated skin can result in severe injury. The FDA recommends using products with no more than 4% lidocaine and avoiding wrapping them on the skin with dressings or plastic wraps.

If you receive microdermabrasion treatments, laser hair removal, tattoos, or piercings, it’s important to be aware of the potential dangers of using over-the-counter pain relief products. TKTX Numb Maximum Strength Pain Reliever, NumbSkin Lidocaine Numbing Creams, Signature Tattoo Numbing Cream, Miracle Numb Spray, INK-EEZE Original B Numb Numbing Gel are some of the affected products that should be avoided due to their excessive lidocaine levels.

It’s crucial to stay informed about trending stories by visiting Scrippsnews.com to stay updated on any potential risks associated with cosmetic procedures and over-the-counter medications.

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