abuse keratopathy: a commonly overlooked health care problem.
However, keratopathy associated with the toxicity of topical anesthetic
abuse has been reported as a serious disorder where conjunctiva, corneal epithelium, stroma, endothelium, and anterior chamber may be involved.
Two classes of pharmacological agents are used to treat PE: topical anesthetics
and oral SSRIs.
An Eutectic Mixture of Local Anesthetics (EMLA) cream is one of these anesthetics, since its introduction has been found to be an effective topical anesthetic
agent (3, 5-7, 10).
Effectiveness of 20% benzocaine as a topical anesthetic
for intraoral injections.
CHURCH & DWIGHT IS INTRODUCING BABYORAJEL COOLING CUCUMBER TEETHING GEL, a topical anesthetic
to help soothe and heal a baby's sore gums when teething.
A 2006 Cochrane review (11) did not include the Bolt et al trial (1) described in this PURL, but did include the Hoberman trial (10) and 3 trials that compared a topical anesthetic
with naturopathic herbal ear drops for AOM pain, and the review concluded that evidence was insufficient.
The FDA is warning five firms to stop compounding and distributing standardized versions of topical anesthetic
creams, which are marketed for general distribution rather than responding to the unique medical needs of individual patients.
IPL: Intense pulsed light therapy is done with a topical anesthetic
to alleviate the burning sensation.
A painless treatment with the device, followed by the application of Lidocaine cream, a topical anesthetic
, will anesthetize the skin in five minutes, prepping the skin for painless vaccinations, IV insertions, and the drawing of blood.
The four main types of anesthesia/analgesia that are used with newborn circumcision include: concentrated oral sucrose, topical anesthetic
(EMLA[R] - 2% lidocaine/2% prilocaine, or ELA-Max - 4% lidocaine), ring block, and dorsal penile nerve block (DPNB).