MMC have introduced the Phenol Pro to the Lebanese market couple of month ago. ENT doctors are getting enthusiastic about it.
Xylocaine takes about 20-30 minutes to kick in when applied topically, and provides partial and variable anaesthesia. Phenol works within 3 to 5 seconds, and completely numbs the tympanic membrane.
This is why several hospitals have adopted this application for in-office myringtomy procedures because it is simple, quick and easy to apply.