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A 35-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to use lidocaine and prilocaine cream for getting blood taken?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
Normal?: Can it be done....Yes. Normal.....Not needed by most people. If you need it to be more comfortable then by all means have your doctor use it.
Dr. Marc Bloom
Anesthesiology 45 years experience
Nice, not usual: It can help decrease the pain of the needle insertion, but it is not often done.
Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Unusual : If the patient is a child, it is reasonable think to do, unfortunately not always done. For adult it will be very unusual, but possible.
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
EMLA (lidocaine and prilocaine): Yes. Pediatrics or adults. Also, there is Ethyl Chloride ( magic spray ) spray.

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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.

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