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Re: [IP] Re: Emla Cream



On Fri, 6 Dec 2002, jhughey wrote:

> > Sadly, Emla >Cream is now off the market so if anyone wants to start it,
> >you
> > >can't get it until some time in mid 2003. They have to >design a
> child-proof
> > >container is the reason it's now inaccessible. :-(((
> >
> > >email @ redacted - who uses two 4" strips of Emla Cream 2 hrs. before insertion of 2,
> 1"
> > 15g dialysis needles.<
> >
> > Jan and other Emla users,
> >

There's also some stuff called Emla-Max or something like that ... The
other possibility is topical "toothache" medicine. It works good on skin
too and is sold over the counter.

> > They do have Lidoderm patches, which are typically used for post-herpatic
> neuraligia. Since it works in a similar fashion as the Emla, perhaps it
> would help achieve the same results. I think the patch is big though, so you
> may be able to cut it in strips or smaller pieces. It's worth asking the doc
> about anyway.
> >
> > Joann
> > Mom to Cara
>
> Thanks, Joann. I know the dialysis center is very aware of the dilemma and
> is working on an alternative. I sure hope these patches work the same as I
> need two hours of application instead of the usual 1 hr.  Another lady needs
> only 20 minutes. This is a YMMV situation I guess. (~_^)
>
> @
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