- Feb 9, 2008
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For at least 10 years, I've had a small spot of psoriasis on my left calf. It's about the size of a quarter. I rarely even notice it's there, as it almost disappears in the summer, when exposed to the sun. But in the dry air of the winter and at night, it can be unbelievably painful and burning. Most psoriasis lotions and creams contain salicylic acid, which, on me, exacerbates the problem. It was recommended by a friend, with a similar seasonal skin issue, to just get a 10% lidocaine spray to numb the discomfort prior to using a psoriasis lotion. I looked all over the internet for 10% lidocaine, but learned that for 10% you need an M.D.'s prescription. I asked my friend if what he uses is prescribed or he found an OTC. He said he uses this from Amazon which is 9.6% lidocaine. We'll see. I ordered it; should arrive tomorrow.