advertisement
 

  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team
Question:

From Orange, California, USA:

My son's endocrinologist, whom he's seen for less than a year, refused to give us a new prescription for numbing cream. My son uses lidocaine/prilocaine cream (2.5%/2.5%) before inserting his pump infusion set and the sensor for his CGMS. Moreover, the doctor refused to give a reason for his refusal! Do you have any idea what the doctor's motivation might be?

Answer:

My best guess is to prevent the development of an allergy to the cream. My hospital uses a spray called Pain Ease, which freezes the site to make injections/blood draws painless.

LD

[Editor's comment: For more information, see Lidocaine and Prilocaine (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream (EMLA). BH]

DTQ-20080815191529
Original posting 24 Sep 2008
Posted to Other and Insulin Pumps

  
advertisement


                 
  Home Return to Top

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:16
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2015. Comments and Feedback.