Do Numbing Creams Also Help in Allaying the Discomfort Due to Injected Medication?
Numbing creams are topical anesthetics. They work superficially and do not interfere with the medication or a skin procedure in any manner. Read on to know if they can help allay the discomfort due to the medicine injected?
Are your kids scheduled to get vaccinated anytime soon? Even if your kids are the adventurous kind and do not really mind getting a shot or two in a year, they’d still be frightened at the thought of having a needle pierce through their skin.
Many doctors and medical practitioners recommend the use of numbing creams such as Dr Numb to help allay the pain caused by needle piercing. But, it should be remembered that numbing creams cannot do everything in the book to allay the discomfort.
What a Numbing Cream Can Do
Good quality numbing creams can effectively numb the target area; these creams have ingredients that serve as topical (local) anesthetics. The pain experienced as a result of a needle piercing through the outer layers of the skin is significantly reduced. Most children do not report extreme discomfort (which otherwise is the usual case) at the time of getting shots if a numbing cream is used.
What a Numbing Cream Cannot Do
Some discomfort is also caused by the medicine injected. Since a numbing cream will only work superficially and never interfere directly with the medication or the medical procedure (which is good, actually), it won’t help when it comes to the discomfort caused by the medication.
Finally, the pain caused by the medication penetrating through the veins cannot be avoided. In most cases, children do not even feel it. It’s the pain caused by needles that they are most afraid of.
I want to share my experience with using Dr.numb. I tried nearly every other product when I got my tattoo work done and nothing, I mean absolutely nothing worked like Dr. Numbs cream. it honestly is the best on the market and I want to thank Dr.numb for having a solution to the pain. Thanks Dr. Numb!
I love this cream it works wonders. I was able to lay of the table while he worked on my tattoo for about 2 hours before I needed a break for a smoke. Great product!!
Wonderful for tattoos! Really helps with longer sessions. Applied thick and can't feel a thing. Would definitely recommend!
This is the 3rd time I have purchased this cream I like it a lot it does work just wrap the are for 30 minutes and done you won't feel a thing I have 3 big tattoos and I felt no pain using it
This stuff really does work and is well worth the $$. FYI, the longer you leave it on before a tattoo, the longer it lasts!!