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  • your doctor may recommend an anesthetic rinse, such as xylocaine viscous (lidocaine), a hydrochloride solution, if you have an oral irritation that is causing pain. for more severe cases, you may be prescribed anti-inflammatory drugs, such as corticosteroids. but systemic treatment usually isn’t usually recommended if the symptoms are limited to your mouth. everydayhealth.com

  • xylocaine (lidocaine topical) is a local anesthetic that works by causing temporary numbness/loss of feeling in the skin and mucous membranes. common side effects of xylocaine include temporary redness, stinging, and swelling at the application site. during pregnancy, xylocaine should be used only when clearly needed. it is unknown if xylocaine passes into breast milk. medicinenet.com

  • circumcision of a newborn boy is usually done before he leaves the hospital. a numbing medication (local anesthesia such as xylocaine) is injected into the penis to reduce pain. ring-type clamps are placed around the foreskin, tightened like a tourniquet to reduce bleeding, and the foreskin is removed below the clamp. sometimes a plastic clamp is used (plastibell). the plastibell will fall off in 5 to 8 days, after the surgical site has healed. medlineplus.gov