Lend a Painless Ear to Young Patients

September 1, 2002

Children often resist examinations forotitis externa because of pain and tenderness.

Children often resist examinations forotitis externa because of pain and tenderness.To make the examination lesspainful, soak a cotton ball in a 2% procainesolution and apply to the ear for2 to 3 minutes.
-- Basil Rodansky, MD
    Lincoln Park, Mich

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