What are best practices for the administration of ear anesthesia?

Updated: Jun 14, 2018
  • Author: Daniel J Hutchens, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Meda Raghavendra (Raghu), MD  more...
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Since adequate anesthesia of the auditory canal and tympanic membrane is difficult to obtain, consult an ENT specialist for painful procedures involving these areas.

Do not inject cellulitic skin.

Do not inject any anesthetic containing epinephrine directly into the auricle.

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