Are one or two dangerous? Lidocaine and topical anesthetic exposures in children.

Abstract

Topical anesthetics are found in a variety of prescription and non-prescription preparations, from teething gels to hemorrhoid creams. In 2003, there were 8576 exposures to local/topical anesthetics reported to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, with 67% of cases in the age group younger than 6 years old. This report reviews the available… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2007.11.005

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