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Re: [IP] local anesthesia for inserting sets

> 1. Roxicaine Spray (numbs in 30-45 mins)
> 2. Ethyl Chloride (numbs immediately--insert set right away)
> 3. Ela-Max (numbs in 30 mins)
> 4. EMLA (numbs in 45-60 mins) --we use EMLA and it is great but it
> can be a long wait when a set NEEDS to be changed...
> 1, 3 and 4 are allergens. try not to use them. 2 freezes the skin.
> literally as in ice. but works really well. YMMV. spot

Add to the above....

4-5 cubes of ice in a plastic baggie -- numbs the skin in 3-5 minutes

cold soda can -- same as above, not quite as effective but you can 
usually get one ANYWHERE if you need to change and are away from home

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