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A 16-year-old female asked:

which topical anesthetic is safe to use b4 getting blood work? i have severe needle phobia & i'm also very sensitive around my veins. urgent please!!!

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
EMLA (lidocaine and prilocaine) Cream: EMLA (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream is a local topical anesthetic. It works by blocking nerves from transmitting action potential painful impulses to the brain.
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
EMLA (lidocaine and prilocaine): is one of the more common but there are several on the market. They should be available to your provider
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Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
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Whats it mean when a woman urinates blood and has sharp pains on the side above hips?

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