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How to Use Numbing Cream for Immunization?

Posted by Ann V. On 2016 Jul 26th

How to Use Numbing Cream for Immunization?

Immunization is the process by which an individual is made resistant to an infection. Vaccination is administered typically by the vaccine. These stimulate the body’s own immune system to guard the person against subsequent infection or disease.

Immunization or Vaccination is an established tool for controlling and eliminating many life-threatening infections. It is estimated to prevent between 2 and 3 million deaths each year. Vaccination is also one of the most affordable health investments with smart strategies making it accessible to even the most hard-to-reach populations. Vaccination does not require any major lifestyle change.

Why Should Someone Get Immunized?

It is far easier and cost-effective to prevent a disease than to treat it. This is what exactly the purpose of immunizations.

Immunizations protect us from serious infections and diseases and also mark a barrier to prevent the transmission those diseases to others. In the last few decades, immunizations have greatly reduced the cases of deadly epidemics like measles, whooping cough, hepatitis, and mumps. And it is because of this immunization that we are able to see the near eradication of others diseased, such as polio and smallpox.

Some vaccines need to be given only once, like polio and hepatitis in new born, while others require "boosters" to maintain successful immunization and sustained protection against disease.

Immunization and Numbing Creams

As known, immunization is given in the form of injection shots in which a needle is pricked into the person’s skin wherein the vaccine is pushed. Obviously, injecting through needle is painful, especially in children and those with less pain threshold.

In vaccinations like tetanus, the skin sometimes gets swelled up leaving the person in pain for the next 2-3 days. This is the reason why most people avoid getting immunized, increasing their chances to contract various diseases.

In order to give relief from this immunization pain, doctors recommend using numbing creams that makes the skin numb, so that the patient couldn’t feel any pain while getting shots.

Dr. Numb® – Topical Lidocaine Cream

A highly acclaimed numbing cream, Dr. Numb® can be used before any painful procedure involving skin needling. It is an FDA approved numbing solution. For best results, Dr. Numb® should be applied on the skin at least 20 – 30 minutes before the needle shot. The feeling of numbness lasts for one to two hours.

Where to Apply the Numbing Cream

Dr. Numb® should always be used onto the intact skin area. However, avoid applying the numbing cream over a blister, rash or wound as it may cause skin agitation. Also, make sure to wash the skin before applying the Dr. Numb®.

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

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

You can also ask your healthcare provider about which areas of the skin will be used for the immunization and apply the numbing cream accordingly.

Applying Your Numbing Cream:

1. Wash the area of skin where you're going to get the vaccination shot with soap and water and allow it to dry.
2. Wear gloves. Use a good portion of the cream in your hands and rub cream into the area that's to be worked on.
3. Apply the cream is a way that it look like it's approximately 1mm thick all over.
4. Cover the cream with cling wrap or cling film or a cheesecloth-like material. Cover the area for around 45 minutes to 1 hour before you begin your tattoo. Do not leave numbing creams on longer than one hour.
5. Wipe off the numbing cream with a damp cloth before undergoing the procedure.

Dr. Numb® is not only effective in numbing the skin to prepare it for immunization, but is can also be used for numerous other procedures that causes pain or discomfort including tattooing, piercing, laser, mole or wart removal, waxing, etc. It can also be used by the sufferers of arthritis, rheumatoid, or joint pain patients. Also, if you’re having acute body pain due to some tor the other reason, Dr. Numb® can help you get rid of it even. SO, it’s a ONE OR ALL solution!