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Emerg Med J 25:103-104 doi:10.1136/emj.2007.056648
  • Best Evidence Topic reports

BET 1. THE ROLE OF TOPICAL ANALGESIA IN ACUTE OTITIS MEDIA

Report by Abdo Sattout, Senior Clinical Fellow in Emergency Medicine

Search checked by Rachel Jenner, Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Institution: Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK

A short cut review was carried out to establish whether topical analgesics play a role in the symptomatic relief of acute otitis media. A total of 10 papers were found using the reported search with a further paper found fortuitously after the search had been completed, …