A 51-year-old member asked:
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Could emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream prevent a lidocaine injection hurting?

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Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Yes: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) can prevent or greatly reduce the pain for a needle injection.
Answered on Feb 6, 2020

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Yes: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream works as a topical anesthetic and if left ikn place long enough will help decrease the initial injection pain.

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