A quick, handmade cotton tip applicator for pediatric cryotherapy: A video demonstration.
Pediatric cryotherapy is often performed using different-sized cotton-tip applicators (CTAs) or forceps as the cold source. However, forceps and small CTAs may not retain much utility because they lose their retained cold quickly, resulting in shorter freezes. Large gynecologic CTAs have a blunt rounded tip that impedes the ability to treat lesions in sensitive or convoluted areas like the eyelids and inside the nose and may increase the risk of collateral damage. Cryotherapy spray devices are less practical in pediatric patients because of their intimidating appearance.
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Neill BC, Siscos SM, Dallo C, Newell BD. A quick, handmade cotton tip applicator for pediatric cryotherapy: A video demonstration. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021;85(4):e247-e248. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2020.02.046