What are types of anesthesia are used in ear anesthesia?

Updated: Jun 14, 2018
  • Author: Daniel J Hutchens, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Meda Raghavendra (Raghu), MD  more...
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Local anesthetic agents (eg, lidocaine 1% [Xylocaine], bupivacaine 0.25% [Marcaine]) may be used.

If a regional block is performed, lidocaine mixed with epinephrine can be used; however, epinephrine is contraindicated in direct infiltration of the ear. [4]

For more information, see Local Anesthetic Agents, Infiltrative Administration and Local Anesthesia and Regional Nerve Block Anesthesia.


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