What to ask for
Ask for the pack which includes one tube of Emla and two dressings. If they don’t have it in stock, your pharmacist could order it in for you for the next day.
You might be offered a pack that only contains the cream. If so, you will need what is called an ‘occlusive dressing’ – which means it must be water-tight and air-tight. These dressings are usually transparent and are used to keep the Emla Cream in place.