vapocoolant

vapocoolant

(vā″pō-kool′ănt) [″ + coolant]
A volatile liquid that evaporates on contact with the skin, causing a local refrigerant effect and providing local anesthesia for injections, intravenous insertions, and other procedures.
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The search items/MeSH terms included local anesthesia, methods, lignocaine, EMLA, buffering, ethyl chloride, pain measurement, vapocoolant spray and injection pain prevention/control.
The downside of using vapocoolant is the rare, but considerable risk of freezing the skin when the application time exceeds 15 seconds (Mawhorter et al.
Vapocoolant spray vs Lidocaine/ Prilocaine cream for reducing the pain of venipuncture in hemodialysis patients: A randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover study.
There are various methods of ice application such as ice pack, cold pack, cold water immersion, ice massage, vapocoolant sprays etc.
Reassurance, masticatory and neck muscle exercises, vapocoolant sprays, local anaesthetic injection of muscle trigger points, low doses of oral amitriptyline, diazepam, occlusal mouth splints and relaxation are all possible treatments.
Because ice and vapocoolant spray provide only brief anesthesia and can be frightening or initially bothersome, some sources do not recommend either.
Vapocoolant spray for immunization pain requires seconds to apply and has been shown to be as effective as EMLA.
Vapocoolant sprays are effective and inexpensive but can be frightening or initially bothersome.
The Gebauer Company manufactures topical vapocoolants used for controlling pain associated with injections, venipuncture, minor surgical procedures, muscle spasms, sprains and strains.
CLEVELAND -- Gebauer Company, a 107-year-old medical device manufacturer and marketer of topical anesthetic vapocoolants, today announced the appointment of Mark Geiger as Vice President, Sales and Marketing.