Posted by Juliew on September 02, 2003 at 12:56:37:
In Reply to: My child's checkup posted by Amberlynn on September 01, 2003 at 20:39:10:
I work in a pharmacy and sell quite a bit of skin numbing medication since I work right across the hall from a pediactrics department.
Emla cream is prescription only and I have heard that it works really well. It must be left on the arm for about 1/2 hour, sometimes longer before it really starts working. Another med is called ela max which you can buy from a pharmacy and it is over the counter. It's a bit spendy but will do about the same thing. It might be cheaper if you have insurance to ask for the Emla cream and see if your ins company will pay for it.