Emla Cream - 30g Tube (No Dressings) is suitable if you need to cover a larger area of skin (e.g. prior to tattoo application or laser hair removal). Dressings are not included so if you choose this pack, you will need to use a suitable dressing to cover the cream.
Emla Cream contains prilocaine and lidocaine, two active ingredients that help numb the skin for at least two hours. When Emla cream is applied to the skin, the lidocaine and prilocaine help prevent pain signals passing from that area to the brain thus helping to ease the pain otherwise caused by needles or minor cosmetic skin procedures.
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:
Emla Cream 5% 30g ingredients:
Emla Cream 5% contains the active ingredients Prilocaine and Lidocaine.
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Have a fear of injections, use this product it works!
Very pleased to receive this so quickly, it will be put to good use when I have to have my Steriod injection.
Best numbing cream
I use this for blood tests and contrast dyes as I do not like needles. It always takes most of the pain away, and it can easily numb enough within 10-15 mins with cling film on top, it does not work as well for me without it. I know you can get creams with higher amount of lidocaine but it can be dangerous when absorbed into the body and I find this is the right balance to take away most of the pain away whilst being at a relatively low level.