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EMLA Cream is an anaesthetic cream that can be used to numb areas of skin before injections or minor procedures.
What EMLA Cream is and what it is used for
EMLA Cream contains two active substances called lidocaine and prilocaine. These belong to a group of medicines called local anaesthetics.
EMLA Cream works by numbing the surface of the skin for a short time. It is put on the skin before certain medical procedures. This helps to stop pain on the skin; however you may still have the feelings of pressure and touch.
Adults, Adolescents and Children
It can be used to numb the skin before:
Adults and Adolescents
It can also be used:
A doctor or nurse should apply EMLA Cream on the genitals.
It can also be used to numb the skin before:
For other purposes than application to intact skin, the product should be used only upon recommendation of a doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
Category: Skin Care and Antiseptics, Infants and Babies
Pre-term infants: not recommended.