Why can needles be
such a pain?
If you hate needles you’re not alone.
Approximately 10% of people have
a real aversion to needles. We’re
not sure why this happens, but the
physical pain of the needle may
create a psychological fear of
needles in the future. Children can
be affected and, if not addressed,
this fear can become a problem in
adulthood too. There are lots of
to be used these days. These
and some minor cosmetic skin
procedures. So, if you’re looking
experience, emla cream and the
pre-injection numbing kit are a
great way to help make sure that’s
what you get.
For more information ask your
pharmacist or visit www.emla.co.uk
Always read the label.
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Right on the spot
To make sure that you numb the right spot, ask your
healthcare professional to show you and then mark on this
handy diagram where you should apply the emla cream.
a tried and tested way to
help numb needle pain
Fortunately for needle haters there’s emla, a local
anaesthetic cream whose formula has been used
successfully in GP surgeries and hospitals for years.
emla cream contains prilocaine and lidocaine, two
ingredients that numb the skin. (The cream is left on
the skin for at least 60 minutes to take effect.)
The result is one you’ll love – less pain when you have
a needle procedure.
A 5g tube of emla cream to numb the skin
ready for injection.
emla can be used for needle
procedures in adults and
children over 1 year like:
Minor cosmetic skin procedures
You can find further details at www.emc.medicines.org.uk
emla cream is available from
your pharmacy and, together with
a handy kit, is all you need for a
less painful injection experience.
It’s simple and convenient