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A 41-year-old female asked:

Ent said scope in office for nose/throat needs lidocaine/decongestant. scared decongestant will bother my irregular heartbeat, can perform without?

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Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Talk to ENT: I can understand your concern. The decongestant is to reduce tissues inside the nose to help reduce complications from the scope BUT your concerns have merit. Contact the ENT and present your concern and your medical history to see if he still feels this is the right procedure for you. http://www.entnet.org/content/antihistamines-decongestants-and-cold-remedies

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