A 25-year-old female asked:
what are chances of having severe reaction with lidocaine to numb nose/throat for procedure? i had novocaine before, is novocaine and lidocaine same?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Hematology and Oncology 18 years experience
Unlikley: Novocaineand lidocaine are different members of the same family of anesthetics. There are reports of severe allergic reactions to these agents but they are very rare. In the hands of skilled physicians these agents are considered very safe.
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Last updated Nov 11, 2017
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