EMLA Numbness cream to ease pain after insulin shots

EMLA (Eutectic Mixture of Local Anesthetics) cream can be used to ease pain of injections after insulin shots. This is prescription only cream. Check with your doctor if your kid can’t control the pain of insulin shots.
This can also be applied 10-15 minutes before inserting your insulin pump or CGM (Continuous Glucose Meter) for people on insulin pump

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Comment by VJ on February 14, 2012 at 11:43am

Yes, we need to wait for 15 min before applying taking the insulin shot or using CGM....thanks for comments and feed back... - Please join us on Facebook for more tips : www.facebook.com/diabetic365

Comment by Marie B on February 14, 2012 at 11:19am

I use this stuff all the time for infusion set changes. However, you have to wait more than 15 minutes for it to take effect, I usually put it on an hour before changing. It makes the skin 100% numb for me, and wears off after about 4 hours. I asked a dermatologist about it, and he said it's safe for kids, as long as you rotate the spots where you use it, and of course, all of us are encouraged to do careful rotating of sites.

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