Topical aqueous 2% lignocaine eardrops reduced ear pain in children with acute otitis media
F E Babl
Dr F E Babl, Royal Children’s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia; firstname.lastname@example.org
Are topical aqueous 2% lignocaine (lidocaine) eardrops effective for relieving ear pain in children with acute otitis media (AOM)?
randomised placebo controlled trial.
blinded (children, parents, clinicians administering treatment, and outcome assessors).
primary outcome was assessed at 10, 20, and 30 minutes.
emergency department (ED) of a children’s hospital in Australia.
63 children 3–17 years of age (mean age 6 y, 51% girls) who had ear pain lasting <3 days and signs of AOM (tympanic membrane with erythema, dullness, and bulging appearance). Children with evidence of tympanic membrane perforation, ventilation tubes in situ, allergy to local anaesthetic or …