Topical anesthesia is often needed prior to infusions and injections or for suturing and wound cleaning. The ideal topical anesthetic provides complete anesthesia following a simple pain-free application, does not contain narcotics or controlled substances, and has an excellent safety profile. Convenience of application without the need for occlusion is an advantage of customized topical anesthetics.
Please note: These therapies have not been approved by the FDA for the treatment of autism, and should be used only under the supervision of an experienced and knowledgeable health care professional after parents or guardians have received adequate information and given consent.
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