Principles of office anesthesia: part II. Topical anesthesia.

  title={Principles of office anesthesia: part II. Topical anesthesia.},
  author={Suriti Kundu and Suraj A Achar},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={66 1},
The development of topical anesthetics has provided the family physician with multiple options in anesthetizing open and intact skin. The combination of tetracaine, adrenaline (epinephrine), and cocaine, better known as TAC, was the first topical agent available for analgesia of lacerations to the face and scalp. Cocaine has been replaced with lidocaine in a newer formulation called LET (lidocaine, epinephrine, and tetracaine). For analgesia to nonintact skin, LET gel is generally preferred… CONTINUE READING