EMLA Cream 5%
Emla Cream is a topical local anesthetic that can be used for a variety of procedures. The active ingredients in Emla cream are lignocaine and prilocaine, which are both numbing agents.
What is Emla 5% Cream and how does it work?
Emla Cream’s active ingredients work as numbing medications by changing the way signals are transmitted in neurons. When your skin nerves are touched, they usually send signals to your brain. This is how we feel discomfort.
When Emla cream is applied, the process that allows these signals to be sent is blocked, which reduces or eliminates pain during medical or cosmetic procedures.
What is the purpose of Emla 5% Cream?
In both medical and non-medical settings, the treatment is used to numb the skin for a variety of purposes and procedures. Most people who use Emla Cream do so to make their children feel more at ease during injections, vaccinations, and other medical procedures that require needles or canulas.
How long does it take Emla Cream to work?
The cream is very effective. In 30-60 minutes, it should begin to numb the affected area. The more you use it, the number the area becomes.
What is the duration of Emla Cream?
The Cream’s numbing effect usually lasts at least two hours. It can last up to five hours on the skin. The numbing effect will last longer the longer it is left.
Who can benefit from Emla Cream?
The Cream is suitable for both adults and children. However, it is not appropriate for everyone. Before using Emla Cream, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have:
- You have previously had an allergic reaction to Emla Cream or any of its ingredients You have cuts, rashes, eczema, bleeding, or scabs on the area where you need to apply the cream
- You or your child suffer from one of the rare inherited diseases. Porphyria, methemoglobinemia, or glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency are all examples of metabolic disorders.
Is there anything bad about Emla Cream?
The Cream is very safe for most people and has no side effects. Those who do experience side effects usually find them to be minor and unimportant. Among them are:
- Itching or tingling in the area of application
- In the applied area, pale skin with red spots or mild swelling
- Some people may have an allergic reaction to Emla Cream in very rare cases. Seek medical help right away if:
- You develop a rash that is itchy, red, blistered, swollen or peeling, and you have difficulty breathing.
- You start coughing.
- Tightness in your chest or throat
- The insides of your mouth, face, lips, tongue, and throat begin to swell.