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How to prepare for a shot ?
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Relax, couple deep
Breaths.

In brief: Relax, couple deep
Breaths.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
In brief: EMLA (lidocaine and prilocaine) or LMX cream
These creams contain local anesthetic which will numb the skin after 15 - 30 minutes.
Apply cream where shot or IV needs to be placed and apply a tegaderm (type of bandaid). Tell yourself, or the subject if not you, it will be over in an instant. Take a deep breath and "bite the bullet". "there, it wasn't all that bad, was it?".

In brief: EMLA (lidocaine and prilocaine) or LMX cream
These creams contain local anesthetic which will numb the skin after 15 - 30 minutes.
Apply cream where shot or IV needs to be placed and apply a tegaderm (type of bandaid). Tell yourself, or the subject if not you, it will be over in an instant. Take a deep breath and "bite the bullet". "there, it wasn't all that bad, was it?".
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
Thank
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