MX5 Topical Anorectal Anesthetic Cream is the choice of dermatologists, doctors, and other health care professionals including those at the Baylor College of Medicine. Developed to relieve the pain, itch, and burning from hemorrhoids and other anorectal issues, LMX is fast-acting and easy-to-apply. LMX5 alleviates the pain and discomfort associated with a wide variety of other skin ailments including minor cuts, irritations, and abrasions, poison ivy, sunburn and other minor burns, and insect bites and stings. LMX5 Topical Anorectal Anesthetic Cream contains 5% Lidocaine, the strongest available without a prescription. Lidocaine deadens the nerve-endings in the skin and surrounding tissue for a numbing effect. This makes it ideal for use BEFORE painful cosmetic procedures such a tattoos and tattoo removal, body piercings, waxing, tweezing, and laser hair removal, microblading and microdermabrasion, and facial injectables, like Botox and Juvederm. LMX5 is so effective, it is used in doctor's offices and hospitals before minor surgical procedures, blood draws, and the insertion of IV lines. LMX5 is for external use only.