eutectic mixture of local anaesthetic

eutectic mixture of local anaesthetic

; EMLA 2.5% lidocaine, 2.5% prilocaine in a cream base formulated to allow topical anaesthetic penetration, achieve mild skin anaesthesia and permit painless injection 30-60 minutes after application; it is less effective on plantar skin
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No significant difference in the rate of unsuccessful LP was found overall when a eutectic mixture of local anaesthetic (EMLA) was or was not used as a local anaesthetic cream for the LP.
With the advent of Eutectic Mixture of Local Anaesthetics (EMLA) cream, effective topical analgesia of intact skin is now claimed to be feasible without the need for subcutaneous injections or exposure to high concentrations of local anaesthetics.
In the preoperative room, pulse rate and blood pressure were recorded and Eutectic mixture of local anaesthetics (EMLA) was applied at the dorsum of the hand to prevent pain from the insertion of intravenous cannula.