Does an emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) patch work on skin surface?

Takes about 1+ hour. Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) dermal anesthetic is designed to produce numbness/reduce pain providing the "novacaine" directly through the skin surface...But this takes about an hour to work, in kid's skin. In adult with thicker skin, it may take longer and may not work as well. So, the thinner the skin, the better and faster it works. Some use it before kid's vaccines, or adult cosmetic produres. Consult doc. Good luck.

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