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Does emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream prevent injection hurting?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
Topical anesthetic: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) is a topical anesthetic and can help with injection site pain. It won't take all the pain away, but it can help. Talk to your doctor before applying it without direction.
Answered on Aug 26, 2014
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
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It can: Topical analgesia with Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) can help reduce the pain of any injection.
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Na: I don't think so....Sometimes docs spray ethyll chloride or have you cough to distract you. I have not come across a cream to wrk and do so rapidly en ... Read More
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