EMLA in local anaesthesia of the tympanic membrane.

  title={EMLA in local anaesthesia of the tympanic membrane.},
  author={Jukka Luotonen and Kirsi Laitakari and Henry Karjalainen and Kalevi Jokinen},
  journal={Acta oto-laryngologica. Supplementum},
An ideal agent for local anaesthesia of the tympanic membrane has been missing so far. Recently, however, a eutectic mixture of lignocaine and prilocaine (EMLA, Astra, Södertälje, Sweden) has proved promising. We compared the anaesthetizing efficacy of EMLA, Bonain's solution (cocain, menthol, phenol ana partes) and Xylocain-spray (Astra, Södertälje, Sweden) in 42 voluntary subjects. EMLA was applied on one tympanic membrane and either one of the other two agents in the other ear of each… CONTINUE READING