Just wanted to let parents know that 25% Lidocaine cream is now available without prescription. I found it on Amazon while searching for arthritis rubs. This is basically the same stuff as Emla cream and is for use before injections, blood draws, etc. Many parents have found it helpful with children who are afraid of blood draws and injections. I looked at the usage instructions on a couple of brands and they seem to be the same as for Emla. Thought this might be helpful for those parents who want to avoid a doctor's visit.