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A 44-year-old member asked:

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

4 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
It can: Topical analgesia with Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) can help reduce the pain of any injection.
Dr. Anthony Silvestro
Dentistry 19 years experience
Usually: Any type of topical anesthetic, including emla, (lidocaine and prilocaine) can do this.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
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.
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Yes: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) can prevent or greatly reduce the pain for a needle injection.

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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 20 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 18 years experience
Ask doctor: Ask your doctor. It's a prescription. That's the only way to get it legally in the U.S.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Is emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream effective?

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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
For what?: Elma is a topical local anesthetic that aids in reducing the pain of IV placement.

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