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How long for numbing cream to work?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by heamwdevine, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. heamwdevine

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    Anna's doc said it works right away and then the nurse said it takes a while.:cwds: Who's right? and how long should we be leaving it on?
     
  2. Tyson'smom

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    I would say it takes at least 15 minutes to get the skin numb. We leave it on our 7 year old for 1/2 hour and he never feels a pod change.
     
  3. hawkeyegirl

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    LOL. Definitely the nurse.

    I'd say it starts working in 30 minutes, and if you want to make sure the skin is good and numb, leave it on at least an hour.
     
  4. heamwdevine

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    Thanks!:D Maybe that's why she always feels it. We've been leaving it on for 5-10 minutes.
     
  5. tom_ethansdad

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    The data sheet says 1 hour. Doesn't take much, about a pea sized drop spread thin. We do this for E and he never feels a thing.
     
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    We use about the size drop of 2 peas (guess it depends on how big your peas are!) - and I definitely leave it on one hour. We used to do 30 mins but that isn't quite enough.
     
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    After 1 hour she doesn't feel anything.
     
  8. mocha

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    When I used Emla, I used a pea sized amount and waited until all the cream turned clear. This generally took about an hour.
     
  9. TheTestingMom

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    20 minutes for us. Sounds like I've been using too much....:eek:
     
  10. GrandmaType1

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    Numbing Cream

    What numbing cream do you use and where in the world can I get it, quickly.
    We need it for OmniPod changes.
     
  11. miss_behave

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    There are 2 types: Emla and LMX4. You need a prescription for them :cwds:
     
  12. Williamsville mommy

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    From your endo. Emla creme.
     
  13. Kaylas mom

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    Nick used to use emla for his infusions, the dr always said to put it on 1 hour before the IV was supposed to go in.
     
  14. Amy C.

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    LMX4 is over the counter. EMLA is prescription.
     
  15. Charliesmom

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    Kinda scary the doc doesn't know how to use it. :rolleyes: When we use it we leave it on for at least 45 minutes.
     
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    For pod we wait 15 and for sensor I leave it on for 45 min
     

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