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Re: [IP] Emla...how long?

> One ques. We use the Emla cream and wait for 
> about 45 min. Someone just told me that their 
> son will apply the cream and in a matter of 
> minutes is inserting his needle. Does anyone else
> find that it only takes a few minutes for the 
> cream to work?  I want to try, but am afraid 
> I'll hurt him and then he won't use the sils 
> anymore.
Another YMMV issue... I've had cause to use emla 
breifly a couple years ago for non-D reasons, and found 
that initially it kicked in after about 20... but after 
weekly usage for a few months it took longer (up to an 
hour) to work, eventually it was useless.

-Sara G.

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