Emla Cream 5% 30g is a local anaesthetic cream that can be applied to the skin to suppress the pain of needle procedures. Its formula has been used successfully in GP surgeries and hospitals for years. Emla cream contains prilocaine and lidocaine, two ingredients that numb the skin. (The cream is left on the skin for at least 60 minutes to take effect). The result is one you'll love - less pain when you have a needle procedure.
Disclaimer: We are only able to supply this product for use with injections, blood samples and minor skin surgery. If you order this product for any other purpose your order will be rejected.
Emla is licensed to temporarily numb the skin prior to minor surgical procedures or such as needle insertion or dermal procedures such as laser tattoo removal. Emla is not licensed to be used during procedures such as tattooing or Dermaroller.
How does Emla Cream work?
Emla cream is a local anaesthetic that can be applied to the skin to help suppress the pain of needle procedures. When Emla cream is applied to the skin, the lidocaine and prilocaine prevent pain signals passing from that area to the brain and so numb the skin. This means otherwise painful procedures can be performed without causing pain.
What is Emla Cream used for?
Many of us are anxious about having vaccinations, mainly because of the pain of the injection. The cream can be used to temporarily numb the surface of the skin before procedures such as injections, taking blood samples and minor skin surgery.
You can apply Emla cream at home, prior to a needle involving procedure, to reduce pain and so make it less distressing for you or your child when visiting a doctor.
Emla cream can be used to temporarily numb the genital skin before surgical treatment of localised lesions, such as the removal of genital warts. In adult men it can also be used to numb the genital skin before injections of local anaesthetics into this area. A doctor or nurse must supervise the use of Emla when used on the genitals.
Why use Emla Cream?
If you hate needles you're not alone. Approximately 10% of people have a real aversion to needles. We're not sure why this happens, but the physical pain of the needle may create a psychological fear of needles in the future. Children can become affected and, if not addresses, this fear can become a problem in adulthood too. There are lots common reasons for needles to be used these days. These can include blood testing, blood donation, vaccinations and some minor cosmetic skin procedures.
So if you're looking for a less painful needle experience, Emla cream is a great way to help make sure that's what you get. Over 230 million people worldwide have been effectively treated with Emla and it has been used successfully by hospitals & G.P. practices in the UK since 1996.
Emla Cream 5% 30g instructions for application:
Please make sure an appropriate occlusive dressing is used to cover the skin to maximise the absorption, and leave on the skin surface for adequate time (usually 60 minutes) ahead of the needle procedure. You can also ask your pharmacist to advise you on how much to use and where to apply. Please ensure the needle procedure is performed within the following four hours, but preferably as soon as possible after removal of the excess cream.
Emla Cream 5% 30g warnings:
You should carefully read all product packaging and labels prior to use
When you order this item it is subject to review and approval by one of our pharmacists. Our pharmacists may remove an item from your order if they feel it isn't suitable for you, or in order to comply with UK legislation.
Emla Cream 5% 30g ingredients:
Emla Cream 5% contains the active ingredients Prilocaine and Lidocaine.