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Lidocaine

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes.: They work for a variety of cutaneous pain syndromes.
Dr. Anthony Silvestro
Dentistry 18 years experience
Depends: On the surface of skin or gum tissue, yes. Deeper, no. It will not typically numb a tooth.

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Several uses: Most commonly for anesthesia of the skin or tissues to perform procedures. It is also use topically for pain control and also for abnormal heart rhyt... Read More
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
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Local anesthetic : Lidocaine is most commonly used as a local anesthetic to numb the skin or perform a nerve block. It can also be used to treat ventricular arrhythmi... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: It is used for teething and dental issues.
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology 29 years experience
Oral lidocaine : Should only be used under the supervision of a physician. It can be both cardio toxic and neurotoxic.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Nowhere: Lidocaine does not come in pill l form
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Anesthetic: Lidocaine is a very useful anesthetic usually injected for the performance of local surgery and can also be infused for the control of heart rhythm di... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
1.5 to 2 hours: Though the half-life of Lidocaine is 1.5 to 2 hours, the clinical effectiveness of Lidocaine is usually much shorter (around 30 - 45 minutes).
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Lidocaine taken by injection or in high dosed via topical ( ointment) can rise to dangerous blood levels if the dose isn't calculated. The Lidocaine w... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Do not try it on : Your own.The safety and effectiveness of Lidocaine depend on proper dosage, correct technique, adequate precautions, and readiness for emergencies.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Roach
Anesthesiology 42 years experience
Time: There is no reversal agent for lidocaine, so you must wait for it to wear off, usually in less than 60-90 minutes.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes.: One may develop allergy at any time to almost any thing.

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