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2009-01-16 16:51:21

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning of potentially life-threatening side effects of skin numbing products. The products, known as topical anesthetics contain lidocaine, tetracaine, benzocaine and prilocaine in a cream, ointment or gel. The FDA is concerned the anesthetic drugs, if used improperly, may cause life-threatening side effects, such as irregular heartbeat, seizures, breathing difficulties, coma or even death. The agency said two women died using topical anesthetics...

2007-07-25 03:14:42

By Ernst, Dennis J Throughout human history, pain and its alleviation have been at the heart of healthcare. The cruel irony is that sometimes we have to inflict a little pain to prevent an appreciable amount of pain. Such is the case with phlebotomy. When performed on infants, the pain not only affects the patient but also can be distressing to the collector and parents. It is no small wonder then that pain during infant phlebotomy has been so intensely researched and has led to the...

2006-03-28 12:24:24

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - EMLA, an anesthetic cream, is effective in treating premature ejaculation, according to a report by researchers in Turkey. "Topical EMLA cream alone seems a reasonable, inexpensive, effective, and easily applicable treatment modality for premature ejaculation treatment," co-author Dr. Altug Tuncel from Ankara Numune Research and Training Hospital, Ankara, told Reuters Health. Tuncel and colleagues assigned 84 men with premature...

2005-06-28 14:24:12

By Michelle Rizzo NEWYORK (Reuters Health) - An anesthetic ointment, a formulation of lidocaine, reduces pain for children having an intravenous needle inserted or having blood drawn. It also improves the rate of successful insertions and reduces procedure time, according to Canadian investigators. "Although studies have already previously shown that topical local anesthetics decrease pain during procedures when the skin is punctured by a needle," Dr. Anna Taddio told Reuters Health,...


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