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Re: [IPk] 37 year old male scared of needles?

Forgive my curiousity... but I've done a search of the US/UK mail archives
on "EMLA", and it's nearly always kids that are using it, and rarely

Do kids feel pain worse than adults?
Or are adults reluctant to confess to using a pain killer on themselves?
Or is there something more complex going on???


>My son doesn't like inserting the silhouette (quite understandable!) so
>his GP has agreed to prescribe EMLA cream and dressings for him which is
>a local anaesthetic which he puts on the insertion site about half an
>hour before. Apparently it's quite expensive so I don't know how many
>GP's would agree to it.

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