EMLA Numbing Cream
What is ELMA Cream Used For?
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.
Other Uses for ELMA Cream?
As well as numbing you before blood tests, injections and inoculations, Elma Cream can be used for tattoos and tattoo removal.
How does Emla Numbing Cream Work?
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.
What is Emla Numbing Cream Used For?
- It can be used to numb the skin before needle procedures such as injections, vaccinations, blood tests and cannula insertions.
- It can be used prior to cosmetic skin procedures involving needles or lasers e.g. tattoo application and laser hair removal.
- It can be used with children of any age (from full-time birth) prior to needle procedures, including childhood immunisations to reduce pain and make it less distressing for you or your child when visiting a doctor. (Note: if using for a child less than 1-year-old, you must remove the cream after one hour)