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Is topical lignocaine for pain relief in acute otitis media really effective?
  1. B Bharti1,
  2. S Bharti2
  1. 1
    Department of Pediatrics, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
  2. 2
    Build Healthy India Movement (NGO), India
  1. Bhavneet Bharti, Department of Pediatrics, Advanced, Pediatric Centre, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India; bhavneetb{at}

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We read with interest the report of the superiority placebo-controlled trial by Bolt et al,1 where the primary outcome was the proportion of children with acute otitis media having reduction of pain scores with lignocaine compared with saline ear-drop groups at 10, 20 and 30 min from the baseline. The significant response in the lignocaine group could be attributed to skewed pain scores at …

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