Adults: Topical anaesthesia of the skin in connection with: intact skin prior to minor dermatological procedures (e.g. needle insertion and surgical treatment of localised lesions) and prior to dermal procedures on larger areas e.g. split skin grafting.
Dermal procedures on newly shaven skin of large body areas e.g. laser hair removal.
Topical anaesthesia of the genital mucosa, e.g. prior to superficial surgical procedures or prior to infiltration anaesthesia of mucosa.
Topical anaesthesia of leg ulcers to facilitate mechanical cleansing/debridement.
Paediatric: ENCAIN Cream is indicated in the following age groups: neonates 0-2 months, infants 3-11 months and children 1-11 years, for topical anaesthesia of the skin in connection with needle insertion e.g. iv catheters or blood sampling and in superficial surgical procedure. ENCAIN Cream is also indicated in children with atopic dermatitis prior to curettage of mollusca.
Studies have failed to demonstrate efficacy of ENCAIN Cream for heel lancing in newborn infants.