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A 37-year-old member asked:

Why don't nurse make use of emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream for iv insertion during labor?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Elma cream: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream takes some time to work. The i've will be in much quicker using a small amount of injectable anesthetic for this.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Can you describe emla cream (lidocaine and prilocaine) for IV insertion during labor?

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Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Yes: Yes. It should have no appreciable affects on the baby in the doses used to start iv's.

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