How To Use Local Anesthesia Without Injection?
Good morning, I want to ask for a local anesthetic without injection, namely Emla ointment. I am a person who is quite afraid of needles. Can the use of emla ointment reduce or even relieve pain such as anesthesia which generally uses a syringe? Then how do you apply it so that Emla ointment works perfectly? R nPlease enlighten it 🙂
Hello Lina, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
Emla ointment is an ointment that contains active ingredients of lidocaine and prilocain. Both of these active ingredients are very effective in reducing pain for example in conditions of sun burns, insect bites, preventing pain from injections, preventing pain for medical procedures that require small incisions in the skin, etc.
This ointment will certainly not work as well as the injected local anesthetic. Ointment will only work on the outside of the skin (superficial), if you need a sufficiently deep medical procedure (for example, minor surgery to remove lipoma, abscess drainage, deep sutures) then the ointment will not be effective to use.
How to use it of course depends on the purpose of its use. In general, you only need to apply a thin layer to the affected area 2-3 times a day as needed. Do not apply it to large areas of the body because it can have systemic side effects that can be dangerous. This ointment is a strong drug. You should not use it without the instructions from your doctor first and you also should not buy it without a doctor's prescription.
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