Where Should I Apply Numbing Cream For Vaccinations?

October 08, 2014   4139

Timely and regular vaccinations are very important to keep your children protected against serious infections. However, these may be painful and may cause stress to you and your child. If you feel strongly about minimizing the pain and discomfort of your child, then try using numbing creams at the time of vaccinations. 

Vaccinations are important for your children to protect them against numerous dread diseases. Nonetheless, these can be quite painful and upsetting for you and your child. You can however, consider using numbing creams to protect your child from the pain of vaccinations.

Dr. Numb – Topical Lidocaine Cream

A highly recommended skin numbing cream, Dr. Numb can be effectively used before any procedure involving skin needling. For best results, this topical anesthetic needs to be put on the skin at least 20 – 30 minutes before the needle stick. Once the cream is wiped away, the numb feeling can last for one to two hours.

Where to Apply the Numbing Cream

Dr. Numb should always be applied onto the intact skin area. Never apply the numbing cream over a wound, blister or rash. Also, make sure you wash your baby’s skin before applying the Dr. Numb.

For immunizations, apply Dr. Numb to the following areas:

  • On the thigh of your infant or toddler
  • On the upper arm of older children and adults
  • For blood draw, apply the numbing cream on the inside of the elbow

Ask your child’s healthcare provider, if you are not sure which areas of the skin will be used for the needle stick and apply the numbing cream accordingly.

What to Expect

Dr. Numb will absorb into the skin and reduce the pain of the needling procedure. It will, however, not reduce the discomfort of the muscle during and after immunization.

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