A 19-year-old female asked:
i have a severe allergie to ppd in hair dyes. i have heard a few things about people who are allergic to ppd can be to epidurals. is this true?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Julian Goldman answered
36 years experience Anesthesiology
Epidural is OK: If you are allergic to paraphenylenediamine, it is possible that you could react to some local anesthetics. There are two chemical types of local anesthetics. You may react to the type called "aminoesters", which include Chloroprocaine and tetracaine. The good news is that you can receive the more widely used "amide" local anesthetics: lidocaine, bupivacaine, and mepivacaine.
Answered on Nov 10, 2016
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