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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Emla allergy: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) is an anesthetic medication. Allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, t ... Read More

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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.
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Methemoglobinemia: Too much Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) could possibly cause methemoglobinemia which is a condition where the blood does not carry oxygen as it shoul ... Read More
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Yes: That is where it is used.
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 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
29 years experience Anesthesiology
For what?: Elma is a topical local anesthetic that aids in reducing the pain of IV placement.

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