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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Yes: That is where it is used.
Dr. Marc Bloom
44 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: It works by being absorbed through the skin.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Takes about 1+ hour: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) dermal anesthetic is designed to produce numbness/reduce pain providing the "novacaine" directly through the skin surf ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
No: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) not only would only be ineffective in relieving the pain but could harm you by absorbing into your body with toxicity.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
19 years experience Pain Management
Lidocaine: This is a topical anesthetic that normally is used to numb up the skin prior to a procedure. Or injection. Often used in children who may need to hav ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Einar Ottestad
19 years experience Pain Management
What is question?: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) is a combination anesthetic cream that is designed to numb the skin prior to an IV placement or an injection.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
EMLA (lidocaine and prilocaine): Too much of anything is not good. There is a possibility of toxicity depending on the mount you used and the total area of aplication.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Yes: It is otc. The cost is in the range of $25-35 for a 30 gram tube.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
29 years experience Pain Management
Just saw a video: Of someone who used it. They didn't feel any pain. I can't say i could recommend it, but looked like it worked fine.
A female asked:
Dr. Shayan Vyas
16 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
No: You should not
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Yesf: For major dermal procedures it is often left on for 2 hours or longer.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Neither: Will resolve an abscess. Abscesses need to be surgically drained in the office or operating room depending on the size location and your surgeon.

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