Frequently Asked Questions
How do I make shots less painful?
One way to reduce the initial pinch or pain of the needle entry is to use a topical anesthetic cream. EMLA can be used by prescription and LMX is the over-the-counter. Both are fairly effective when used properly. The creams work well for children whether it's used for weekly chemotherapy shots or for monthly blood draws.
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