EMLA Cream - 5g Tube (No Dressings) is suitable if you plan to use EMLA occasionally and if you only need to numb a small area of skin (e.g. for immunisations or blood tests). A 5g tube is typically enough for two applications of Emla Cream. Dressings are not included so if you choose this pack, you will need to obtain suitable dressings to cover the cream.
Elma cream is perfect for children when it comes to their first inoculations and vaccinations. This product is safe for infants and makes the experience less unpleasant.
As well as numbing you before blood tests, injections and inoculations, Elma Cream can be used for tattoos and tattoo removal.
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% 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% contains the active ingredients Prilocaine and Lidocaine.
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