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A 34-year-old female asked:

is it safe to use emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream before waxing or using it every time i wax will have side effects for the long term?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Safe if you can affo: Yes, safe. A few people may become allergic.

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

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Dr. Einar Ottestad
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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.
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Need help with emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) fast?

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What is question?: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) is a combination anesthetic cream that is designed to numb the skin prior to an IV placement or an injection.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Anyone prescribed emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream before, and if so, are there any weird side effects?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Well tolerated: It is usually very well tolerated.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Dr. Bac Nguyen commented
Family Medicine 23 years experience
unless you are allergic to any component of the cream, emla causes just what is intended to..some numbness at the site..
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A 41-year-old member asked:

What is an emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) patch?

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Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Lidocaine: This is a topical anesthetic that normally is used to numb up the skin prior to a procedure. Or injection. Often used in children who may need to have blood drawn, etc.
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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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