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What can I ask the nurses to use to numb my arm before dialysis?

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Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Lidocaine topical

Usually patients who have a lot of pain before needle insertion we give them Lidocaine topical cream that they apply at the site of injection 30 to 60 min before dialysis.
It is not over the counter and it should be prescribed by your physician.

In brief: Lidocaine topical

Usually patients who have a lot of pain before needle insertion we give them Lidocaine topical cream that they apply at the site of injection 30 to 60 min before dialysis.
It is not over the counter and it should be prescribed by your physician.
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
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