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EMLA

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This is a proprietary brand of topical cream (the abbreviation stands for Eutectic Mixture of Local Anaesthetics). EMLA has revolutionised the care of children in hospital in the last decade by allowing blood-taking, lumbar puncture and other invasive procedures to be conducted relatively painlessly. It is applied to the skin and covered. After one hour the skin is anaesthetised.

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