Baby has seizures after lidocaine nappy cream

Parents applied cream liberally to treat stubborn rash but the child ended up in ED: report

A baby developed status epilectus after her parents “copiously” applied a nappy cream containing 4% lidocaine to a groin rash, doctors say.

Nappy rash

The 11-month-old girl arrived at the ED of the Cinninnati Children’s Hopsital, in Ohio, US, unresponsive and with generalised tonic-clonic seizure activity without focal features, US doctors report.

She had been well, other than a nappy rash, for which the parents had sought treatment from her GP and multiple local EDs, using OTC nappy creams, topical