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How to tell what are the signs of an allergic reaction to novocaine?

How to tell what are the signs of an allergic reaction to novocaine?

See Allergy: Local anesthetic allergy is very rare, some argue that it does not even exist. If there is a concern about a reaction to a local anesthetic agent see and allergist. They will review your history, perform a physical and if needed they can skin test to the local anesthetic if needed. Based upon those results decision can be made about if one is allergic and how to proceed. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Novocaine allergies=> cocaine allergies?

Novocaine allergies=> cocaine allergies?

Possibly: Both local anesthetics are esters, which means they are in the same family. However, true allergy is rare. Most commonly it is a side effect of Epinephrine added or a preservative. Lidocaine, Marcaine and other amide local anesthetics shouldn't cross-react. Cocaine has its own side-effects that are very dangerous so stay away, allergic or not. ...Read more

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What are chances of having severe reaction with lidocaine to numb nose/throat for procedure? I had novocaine before, is novocaine and lidocaine same?

What are chances of having severe reaction with lidocaine to numb nose/throat for procedure? I had novocaine before, is novocaine and lidocaine same?

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. ...Read more

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Could I be allergic to novocaine or lidocaine?

Generally, yes: Practically any drug can cause allergic reaction. Having said that, the true allergy, defined as a reaction mediated by antibodies etc., is more common to novocaine, than to lidociane, particularly if it is in preservative- free solution. Your doctor will help you to determine the right answer after gathering a bit more information. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can you be allergic to novocaine or lidocaine? If so, what are the options then?

Yes/no: While Novocaine allergies do occur occasionally, true allergies to lidocaine are extremely rare. If this has actually been documented by an allergist, there are few good alternatives.
Many people think they are allergic due to rapid heart rate- this is actually a normal reaction to epinephrine commonly used together. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of someone having an allergic reaction to latex?

What are the symptoms of someone having an allergic reaction to latex?

Local rash, anaphylac: Most common reactions are
allergic contact dermatitis with rash
severetype 1 reaction is potentially life threatening but rare
some people who are allegic to latex are also allergic to plant produce like banananpineapple, avocado, kiwi fruit, chestnut, mango, passion fruit, strawberry and soy, and can cause systemic symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the possible symptoms of an allergic reaction to phenyxyethan?

What are the possible symptoms of an allergic reaction to phenyxyethan?

Phenoxyethanol: Do you mean "phenoxyethanol? "
according to a warning by the fda of 2008 "phenoxyethanol is a preservative that is primarily used in cosmetics and medications. It also can depress the central nervous system and may cause vomiting and diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration in infants". ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an allergic reaction to peanuts?

What are the symptoms of an allergic reaction to peanuts?

Several symptoms: True allergic reactions to peanuts usually occur within a few minutes of ingestion (occasionally after 1-2 hours) and may include hives, shortness of breath, cough, wheezing, throat discomfort, swelling of the lips/tongue, vomiting or diarrhea. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an allergic reaction to insect bite?

What are the symptoms of an allergic reaction to insect bite?

Depends: If it is mild- just some redness and itching, an antihistamine, such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help. People who get severe reactions- such as difficulty breathing, or swelling of the mouth, tongue, or throat, should carry an epi-pen, which is injectable epinephrine. ...Read more

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Is it true that a migraine be a symptom to an allergic reaction?

Is it true that a migraine be a symptom to an allergic reaction?

Yes but...: Migraine is a complex cascade of neurologic symptoms, the most prominent being the pain. Other effects of migraine include vision changes, loss of muscle control, changes in normal mental function. Migraine is triggered by a long list which can include medications, foods, environmental stimuli, the usual triggers are not true allergies, but an allergic reaction can be happening at the same t. ...Read more

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How long should an allergic reaction symptom to an antibiotic last for?

How long should an allergic reaction symptom to an antibiotic last for?

Antibiotic allergy: Antibiotic allergies can clear up in a day or last up to six months. Fortunately, most resolve relatively quickly, over a few days. We do not yet know why some persist for a long time and require strong medications like oral steroids (e.g. Prednisone) in order to settle down. ...Read more

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What can be used to stop the symptoms of a latex condom allergic reaction?

What can be used to stop the symptoms of a latex condom allergic reaction?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Cream, spray, or oral pills. If severe, see your doctor. Use nitrile condoms next time (but please always use a condom). ...Read more

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How long does an allergic reaction from a latex condom usually last for? And, what are the symptoms of it? Can it be dangerous?

Different: It can be different for different patients. Some will just have a rash and other patients will have trouble breathing and almost die. Please see allergist or dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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Last friday I experienced an allergic reaction, symptom was dizziness/vertigo. How long does this usually last? It's been four days.

Unlikely an allergy: Dizziness and vertigo are unlikely an allergic reaction. Depending on if you have auditory symptoms or not, it can be due to inner ear / vestibular diseases or even a stroke. You should come see a doctor since it lasts for several days now. ...Read more

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Symptoms of allergic reaction to antihistmine?

Symptoms of allergic reaction to antihistmine?

That's curious....: Allergic reactions are when the body's immune system detect something that it recognizes as a foreign substance (ingested, contact through skin, food or medicine, or in the case of auto-immure diseases, it's own cells). One reax is to mobilize cells that secrete anti-histamines to fight the allergic reax. So, allergic relax to antihistamine would be very unusual. Let detective doc sort this out. ...Read more

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Penicillin normal symptoms and allergic reaction symptoms?

Side effects: Side effects include GI upset possible diarrhea and rash. Allergic hives swallowing and breathing difficulties. The latter can be life threatening events and emergent tax needed. ...Read more

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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more


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Procaine (Definition)

Procaine is an ether anesthetic which is a kind ...Read more