Washington: A new study has found that topical analgesic could provide pain-free `skin glue` repair of cuts in children.More than 50 percent of children who were given a topical analgesic had no pain during wound repair with "skin glue," according to the results of a randomized controlled trial.Tissue adhesive or " skin glue" is regularly used in pediatrics to repair minor cuts but can cause pain or a burning sensation.Researchers conducted a randomized controlled trial to determine whether preapplication of lidocaine-epinephrine-tetracaine would decrease pain in children undergoing repair of minor cuts with tissue adhesive.The trial involved 221 children aged 3 months to 17 years who sought care at an academic hospital`s pediatric emergency department in 2011 and 2012.Children aged 7 or older rated their own pain using the Faces Pain Scale - Revised, a scale that helps children communicate pain using images with facial expressions; parents or guardians rated the perceived pain of younger children.
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