Flu vaccination is important, especially for your kids, to get protection against infection with the viruses like H1n1, influenza A and influenza B.

Shots are no fun! Admit it. You still fear from the shots. Well, this is not ridiculous or strange as nearly 50 million Americans have a fear of vaccination needles! Even the sight of vaccine needle is disturbing, let alone getting it on your body. The fear of shots is known as Trypanophobia.

But keep in mind that vaccination is important for your health; in fact, it can make a difference between life and death by preventing infection and flu.

To deal with the fear of flu vaccination or pain associated with it, you can use a numbing cream. A numbing cream is a topical anesthetic that dulls the pain receptors so that you don’t feel anything done to your skin.

Here we have come up with the efficient numbing gels for flu vaccination:

Topicaine 5% Lidocaine Gel:

Topicaine is one of largest selling numbing gel for wide range of processes like tattooing, piercing and vaccination. It contains 5% lidocaine which keeps your skin numb for couple of hours.


Hush is a popular topical anesthetic gel for preparing the skin for tattooing, piercing and surgical incisions. It can keep your skin numb for an hour or more. Though the cream is “specifically engineered for tattoos with both the client and artist in mind”, it is useful to ease vaccination pain. It also soothes your swelled skin as it contains botanical extracts like aloe and green tea.

Greencaine Numbing Cream:

Greencaine is the topical anesthetic gel which contains 4% microemulsion. Like Topicaine, the cream is non-greasy and can be easily wiped off with the numbing strength lasted for an hour. It also heals your skin as it contains botanical extracts like aloe vera and jojoba oil.


PreTAT is a two in one numbing gel—it is both antiseptic and skin preparation cream. The cream contains the extracts of hazel, bee wax, coco butter and lidocaine.

How to Use Numbing Gel for Vaccination?

  • Wash your skin with soap and water. Pat it dry.
  • Apply numbing cream liberally over the skin.
  • Cover it with a plastic wrap.
  • Remove the cover after one hour.


  • Avoid using numbing cream on broken skin like injuries
  • Consult your doctor if you have health condition
  • Avoid using numbing cream if you are allergic to lidocaine