Do Topical Analgesics Reduce Pain Associated With Wound Dressing Changes or Debridement of Chronic Wounds?


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Abstract

Questions:Does evidence exist to support the use of topical agents/analgesics for chronic wound pain associated with dressing changes or debridement?Is Eutectic Mixture of Local Anesthetics (EMLA) cream safe to use in the treatment of wound pain associated with dressing changes or debridement?Does sufficient evidence exist to conclude that other topical anesthetic agents are effective for managing chronic wound pain associated with dressing changes or debridement?

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