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Numbing Cream


When you’re about to have an operation, you’ll need an injection so that we can insert a tiny plastic tube in a blood vessel. A cream will be applied to your skin so that you barely feel the injection. We usually refer to this as “numbing” the skin. Sometimes a special patch is used to apply this cream, or it might come in a tube. Both kinds are equally as effective at numbing the skin.