EMLA Cream: Everything You Need To Know

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EMLA cream is a local anesthetic that numbs the skin. It’s often used before getting a tattoo, body piercing, or other cosmetic procedures. Also EMLA is effective in delaying ejaculation by reducing the sensation around the penis. EMLA cream can also be used to treat pain from minor burns, scrapes, and cuts.

The active ingredients in EMLA are lidocaine and prilocaine, which work by blocking the nerve signals that send pain signals to the brain. As a result of this sensitivity is decreased around the penis and a man can take more time before ejaculating.

Before using EMLA cream, be sure to get in touch with true medical and to tell your doctor if you have any allergies or medical conditions. You should also let them know if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. EMLA cream is available without a prescription from pharmacies. If you have never used EMLA before, it is important to read the instructions carefully before use. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist for advice.

How to use Emla cream?

To use EMLA cream, simply apply it to the area of skin where you’ll be having the procedure done. The cream needs to be left on for at least one hour before the procedure can begin.

After the procedure is over, you may feel some itching, stinging, or burning. These side effects are usually mild and go away on their own. If they don’t, be sure to contact your doctor.

EMLA cream should not be used in people who are allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine or any other ingredient of the cream.

Do not use EMLA on broken skin or open wounds.


The recommended dose of EMLA cream is 2.5g to 5g, applied to the area of skin to be numbed at least 60 minutes before the procedure is due to start. The cream should be covered with a dressing during this time.

For some procedures, a higher dose of EMLA cream may be recommended. For example, for an injection into the penis, a higher dose of 8g may be advised.

If you are using EMLA cream for the first time, it is important to test it on a small area of skin first. This is to make sure that you do not have an allergic reaction to the cream.

To do this, apply a small amount of the cream (about the size of a 5p coin) to a small area of skin, such as the inside of your elbow. Leave it on for at least 1 hour, then wash it off. If you do not have any adverse reactions during this time, it is likely that you will be able to use EMLA cream safely.

Side effects

EMLA cream can cause side effects, although these are rare. The most common side effect is a mild burning sensation where the cream has been applied. If this occurs, remove the cream and wash the area with cool water. If the burning sensation is severe, please seek medical advice.

Other possible side effects include redness, itching, swelling and blisters at the site of application. If you experience any of these side effects, please remove the cream and seek medical advice.

EMLA cream is a safe and effective way to numb the skin in preparation for injections, minor surgery or tattooing. Many EMLA users have a great experience. Premature ejaculation can be a big problem but by using EMLA cream you and your sexual partner will not be disappointed. Always read the instructions carefully before use and if you have any questions, ask your pharmacist for advice.

EMLA cream is generally safe for most people. However, there are a few potential side effects, such as an allergic reaction, that you should be aware of. Be sure to talk to your doctor about any concerns you may have before using EMLA cream.

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