User Reviews for Emla
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Reviews for Emla to treat Anesthesia
"Hello everyone. Today I got my first tattoo. I was reading these comments this morning because I bought emla numbing cream and I’m so scared of needles I was skeptical of it even working! I must say that when I got to my appointment, she wiped my arm down and it freaked me out, my arm was so incredibly numb it felt like rubber. She started and told me she had done the first line and I literally felt nothing. I could hear buzzing and that was all. About 40mins in and it was starting to wear off but it was good because I felt like the cream eased me into it and then when I could actually feel it, it was almost done and wasn’t to bad :)"
Maddie May 17, 2018
0 users found this comment helpful.
"I have a phobia of needles, and this is the way to get through blood tests. I had to keep getting blood tests, due to having low levels of iron in my blood, and if this numbing cream wasn't available, I don't know how I'd have coped. Come to think of it, using anything sharp on Me, is a nightmare. I didn't trust this cream to work more, at first, because quite a few medications haven't worked for me, but this was a godsend."
Sarah.L (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 13, 2016
17 users found this comment helpful.
"I only use Emla to have sex. I use it one hour before I have sex with my wife and I enjoy longer intensive sex. I am german and I bought it in germany for %u20AC 27.90 euro in a 25mg tube, much much cheaper then here."
Franki53 December 13, 2015
5 users found this comment helpful.
"Emla will do the job..for only half hour! It takes like 2 hours when you apply and you can't count on it more than 30-40 mins. If you wanna use Emla for a tattoo, anything bigger than the palm of your hand won't do the job! A little cute butterfly? Buy this product, you'll love it! A big rib piece? You better hold the pain and cry and faint than counting on this cream! And I do NOT know if you can re-apply some during the tattoo session. Just be aware that if the pain comes back and your tattoo is not over-your brain will freak out at least 6-7 times more and so as the pain! This product can be a b*tch if you want to use it on a $200 tattoo."
wowavalidnicknamehahaha August 16, 2015
4 users found this comment helpful.
"I use Emla with a dermaroller. I apply a thin layer and put cling film over it for 60 minutes before starting treatment. It completely numbs the area and I can't feel the 1.5mm needles at all. I can now get thru a session in 5 minutes instead of 30 where I had to keep stopping cause of pain. I bought this for just over $20 for a 5mg tube at Chemist Warehouse. It's expensive but I only need one every 6 weeks and 5g covers my whole buttock and thigh area. I love this stuff!"
Ree1990 October 28, 2013
20 users found this comment helpful.
"Without Emla cream I don't know how I would have made it through my cancer treatments...Thank you so much. I am now finding it impossible to find Emla. My pharmacy have told me it has stopped being manufactured...is this true...Please say NO."
Anonymous (taken for 10 years or more) May 23, 2012
18 users found this comment helpful.
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