EMLA now comes as a patch

The Rx topical anesthetic EMLA now comes as a patch. It's a mixture of lidocaine and prilocaine.

The patch numbs an area about the size of a silver dollar.

Consider EMLA for kids who really fear injections or blood draws. Show parents where the site will be, and have them put on a patch at least an hour beforehand.

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