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An unusual reaction to topical amethocaine (Ametop) local anaesthetic gel
  1. Ashley Reece,
  2. Richard Burridge
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Watford General Hospital, Watford, UK
  1. Correspondence to Ashley Reece, Department of Paediatrics, Watford General Hospital, Vicarage Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD 18 0HB, UK; ashley.reece{at}nhs.net

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Topical amethocaine (Ametop) local anaesthetic gel is used for analgesia in painful procedures in children. While local erythema is a common and well-documented side effect, more significant skin reactions are rare.

A 4-year-old boy presented to the emergency department with a short …

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