An unusual reaction to topical amethocaine (Ametop) local anaesthetic gel
- Department of Paediatrics, Watford General Hospital, Watford, UK
- Correspondence to Ashley Reece, Department of Paediatrics, Watford General Hospital, Vicarage Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD 18 0HB, UK;
Contributors R B wrote the initial draft which was edited by both A R and R B.
- Accepted 25 April 2012
- Published Online First 9 June 2012
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 …