Emla User Reviews

Emla - User Reviews

Emla User Reviews

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    Comment from: hmp, 55-64 on Treatment for 2-5 years (Patient) Published: September 21

    Why didn't someone tell me about this cream years ago?! I wouldn't have avoided doctors. After a cancer diagnosis and surgery, I was going into chemo with continual needle sticks (a major phobia for me). I researched Emla and asked for it. It worked great on my port and for weekly blood draws and frequent CT scan IVs. It takes planning and you MUST put it on at least an hour in advance. You must also cover it well (try Tegaderm bandages). I've had to "train" hospital staff to use it but it works for me. Be persistent with your caregivers.

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    Comment from: j caton, 25-34 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: August 18

    i applied this before a tattoo about 45 mins i covered the area and applied clingfilm with micropore the cream comes in small tubes...i bout 4 in total but this didnt cover the area i needed it for as you have to apply it thick and not rub it in. the area did go numb but the bits i missed hurt like hell prob more than if id not used the gel. the stuff is great if u use enough

    Comment from: jeff, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5-10 years (Patient) Published: September 11

    product worked well but i used it on open skin / was in the blood stream and i failed a drug test


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