Otober3 I hope it helps you, when I worked on Onco, we would often use a stuff called Emla cream and apply it to a patients arm before doing an IV stick. Allot of our patients would request it so when their doctor wrote the IV order it was included in the order. Anyway there are allot of similar products on the market that are over the counter, and work sometimes just about
as well and are definitely cheaper! Just something to keep in mind and check on.
Good luck to you.
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