View Full Version : Lidocaine jelly application
11-27-2007, 01:12 PM
I know this may be a silly question...but what is the most effective way to apply lidocaine jelly to the catheters for home instills? The tube came with a small funnel that screws on the end of the tube, and a hard plastice piece in the shape of a "T" (I have no clue of what that's for). At present, I've been just coating the end of the catheter (about an inch or so) with the jelly prior to insertion, but it doesnt help that much w/the urethral discomfort. I was hoping to get some suggestions from others that have done this for awhile (I just starting doing the instills last week).
11-27-2007, 02:47 PM
I was having the same problem that you are. I was giving some lidocaine gel to put on the cath because I had horrible horrible urethra pain and burning after each one of my instills. When I went to see my new dr I told him how much the cath hurt my bladder and he gave me a lidocaine jet. It's lidocaine with an applictor and you actually put the tip up to your urethra and push the lidocaine into the urethra. It has pretty much solved my urethra burning that I would get with each instill. The great thing is you only use a tiny bit and you can put the cap back on and use it over and over again. It is 10ml in one jet and that will work for probably at least 15 applications.
11-27-2007, 03:00 PM
My uro wouldn't let me have the lidcaine jet for home use so he let me have the plastic tub like you. I had a seperate one to use for putting the lidocaine into the eurthra and another one just for putting on the cath. That way I didn't contaminate the one for the cath.
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