Local anesthesia is a method to deliver pain control medicine to a specific area.
It can be injected or applied to the skin or mucous membranes to numb an area and
its surrounding tissues.
Local anesthesia does not make the person sleepy or relieve other pains. But it may
be used along with other medicines that have properties to relax the person or provide
stronger pain relief.
Current as of: August 21, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & John M. Freedman MD - Anesthesiology
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