Many parents choose to use a numbing creams before their infant are pierced in the ears. Let’s find out in the article below of using a numbing cream is safe or not.
Because no parents can see their infants suffer pain on piercing, many of them make use of a numbing cream. Yes, numbing creams are very effective is warding off the pain and also help in making the child feel more confident about getting the procedure done.
What Are Numbing Creams And Why Are Used Before Piercing The Ears In Infants?
Numbing creamS are used for desensitizing nerve endings present near the surface of the skin. It blocks the nerves endings ability to transfer the message of pain to the brain.
This is done with the help of chemicals used in the numbing creams. Chemicals like lidocaine, benzocaine and tetracaine are the most commonly found chemicals.
How To Use Numbing Cream Before Ear Piercing In Infants?
Before using a numbing cream, always ask your doctor for the topical cream which is not going to be harmful for the infant. Generally, most doctors will prescribe a lidocaine based numbing cream, because it is safe for infants.
Steps for application of a numbing cream –
- Apply a thick layer of the numbing cream onto the lobes, at least 30 t0 45 minutes prior to piercing.
- Then cover the earlobe with a plastic wrap in order to let the numbing effect set in quickly.
- Before piercing the ear lobe, wipe away all the extra cream, you can also wash the area.
Now the skin is ready for piercing.
Dr. Numb® For Piercing Infant Ears
According to most doctors and medical practitioners, Dr. Numb ® is safe to use before piercing the earlobes in infants. It is made of 80% natural ingredients and has lidocaine in amounts that are recommended by FDA.