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Lidocaine Cream 5% Numbing Relief

$24 per 6 oz tube per 6 oz tube


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Our lidocaine cream was developed by leading researchers to be stronger than the leading brands, like Aspercreme and Preparation H, with the strongest lidocaine formulation available without a doctor's prescription.

Active Ingredient: Lidocaine Cream 5%, 6 oz (170 g)
Stronger Than: Aspercreme with Lidocaine Max Strength

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Our lidocaine cream was developed by leading researchers to be stronger than the leading brands, like Aspercreme and Preparation H, with the strongest lidocaine formulation available without a doctor's prescription.

Active Ingredient: Lidocaine Cream 5%, 6 oz (170 g)
Stronger Than: Aspercreme with Lidocaine Max Strength

  • Maximum Strength

    Maximum Strength

  • Fast Acting

    Fast Acting

  • Long Lasting

    Long Lasting

  • USA Made

    USA Made


Are You...

Looking for numbing relief with the strongest lidocaine cream available?

Good For

Numbing Relief

Numbing Relief

Relief from hemorrhoids and other anorectal issues

Relief from hemorrhoids and other anorectal issues

Pain, itching, and burning relief

Pain, itching, and burning relief

Not For

Do not ingest (external use only)

Itchiness or discomfort from allergies. Check out our Allergy Collection for those.

Lidocaine Cream 5%

Strongest Lidocaine Available OTC

Curist Numbing Relief contains lidocaine, which is a topical anesthetic that literally blocks nerve signals in the skin. It's designed to absorb quickly, often in minutes, and delivers a higher strength lidocaine (5%) than Aspercreme or Preparation H (lidocaine 4%), with the strongest lidocaine available without seeing a doctor!

Doctor Pro Tip

Mayo Clinic

“Lidocaine belongs to the family of medicines called local anesthetics. This medicine prevents pain by blocking the signals at the nerve endings in the skin.”

Mayo Clinic

Everything you need to know about lidocaine

Lidocaine Cream 5% FAQ


Lidocaine is an anesthetic that can reduce feeling in the area administered. It is often applied on the skin or may be injected depending on its use. Lidocaine can be found over-the-counter (OTC) as a topical cream or as a topical patch. It’s also worth noting that lidocaine does not treat the underlying condition, but instead provides numbing symptom relief.


The use for lidocaine cream often depends on the strength. Lidocaine 4% comes in a cream or patch and is usually used to help with pain relief in muscles and joints. It’s helpful for those with backaches, muscle soreness, and mild joint pain. Lidocaine 5% cream is available OTC to help with itching and pain caused by hemorrhoids.

Since lidocaine cream temporarily numbs the skin and relieves pain, there are a few other uses besides muscle pain and hemorrhoid irritation. Lidocaine cream is also used by tattoo artists, and laser hair removal clinics to reduce pain before potentially painful procedures. Lidocaine cream may also be used before certain cosmetic procedures like laser skin resurfacing and facials involving needles.


Lidocaine 5% cream treats the pain, itching, and burning caused by hemorrhoids or other rectal/anal inflammatory conditions.


When used topically, lidocaine numbs the skin and reduces the sensation of pain. It does this by blocking nerve conduction under the skin. Lidocaine blocks sodium ions from entering nerve cells which are necessary for nerve conduction and for the sensation of pain. This produces the numbing sensation that lidocaine creams are used for.


The strongest lidocaine cream available on the market over-the-counter
is lidocaine 5%. Strengths above 5% require a doctor visit and
prescription. Curist Numbing Relief contains lidocaine 5%, which is the
strongest OTC lidocaine cream available


Yes, lidocaine 5% cream is available over the counter and can even be purchased online. However, most lidocaine 5% creams are meant to be used for hemorrhoid-related itching and irritation and are often not labeled for general pain purposes.


Lidocaine creams are generally safe to use for adults and children over 12 years old if applied as directed by the manufacturer. Avoid applying lidocaine cream to open wounds, burns, or broken skin and be sure to wash your hands thoroughly before and after application. OTC lidocaine creams are meant for the skin and should not be used in your eyes, nose, mouth, or inside the rectum.


The time it takes for lidocaine creams to start working and how long it lasts varies depending on the formulation. Generally, lidocaine cream takes around 30-60 minutes to start working and may last for 1-3 hours depending on how long the cream stays on the skin.


Yes! Lidocaine 5% cream is FDA-approved for treating hemorrhoids and is safe to use in anorectal areas. There are lidocaine products in 4% and 5% strengths available for hemorrhoid use. However, it’s recommended to use lidocaine products that are specifically formulated for hemorrhoids since they often contain other ingredients that are safe to use in anorectal areas and may help with soothing irritation.

Note that lidocaine cream does not actively shrink hemorrhoids. They are used to help relieve the pain and irritation associated with hemorrhoids. Lidocaine helps to temporarily numb the area it is applied to and reduces the sensation of mild pain and itching. However, with reduced irritation and scratching, hemorrhoids may minimize more quickly. If OTC lidocaine products are not offering relief or if you have chronic hemorrhoids, you may need to see a physician for further consultation.


Both lidocaine creams and ointments have the same effect of numbing the area that it is applied too. However, creams and ointments may be used for slightly different purposes due to their physical properties. Although ointments tend to be greasy, they are ideal if you want the product to stay on the skin longer since they do not evaporate or rub off as easily. Creams tend to dry more quickly without leaving much of a residue behind so they are ideal for when you want to avoid a sticky or greasy feeling after application.