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Can you leave emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream on the skin for two-three hours?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Yesf: For major dermal procedures it is often left on for 2 hours or longer.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

Has anybody used emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream before.?

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Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management 19 years experience
Anesthetic: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) is a mixture of Lidocaine and prilocaine, two local anesthetics, used for skin anesthesia prior to procedures like IV start or injections. I mostly use it for kids.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How can I get emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream 5%?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Ask doctor: Ask your doctor. It's a prescription. That's the only way to get it legally in the U.S.

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