When on the island one can sit in a small cell on "D" block and just imagine the numbing loneliness and frustration of living imprisoned so close, but yet so far, from San Francisco outside the prison walls and just across the water.
Medicines that numb the mouth, like viscous lidocaine or topical anesthetics only last for a brief time and, by numbing the mouth, may cause your child to further injure damaged tissues without knowing it.
During the procedure, the doctor applies a topical anesthetic or injects a local numbing agent into the soft palate, and may offer the patient a mild sedative if anxiety about the procedure is troublesome.
Think of it this way: Depression makes you forget about your life by numbing you, medication helps you feel your life again so you can face it with confidence to fix it.
Over-the-counter lip products that contain the chemical phenol (such as Blistex Medicated Lip Ointment) and numbing ointments (Anbesol) help to relieve cold sores.